Report: NYC's Waterways Teeming With Plastic ParticlesA new report says the waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply.
Students Wrap 3,000 Plastic Bags Around School To Raise Environmental AwarenessStudents at a high school in Brooklyn took their crusade against plastic bags to the streets this morning.
Connecticut Senator Pushes For Eradication Of Plastic Grocery BagsOn Earth Day, Connecticut officials are pushing for an effort to ban plastic bags in the state.
NYC Council Members Make Push For Plastic Bag LegislationCouncilman Brad Lander, D-Brooklyn, said the bill would require retail and grocery stores to charge customers a dime for each single-use plastic bag.
Environmental Advocates Rally As City Council Considers Fee On Disposable BagsThe groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.
City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department StoresIt gives new meaning to the four letter word "tote." New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores -- or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag -- paper or plastic.
Conn. Lawmaker Again Seeks To Ban Plastic BagsState Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) wants the state to follow in Westport's footsteps and ban plastic bags. More than 400 million plastic bags are used and thrown away each year in Connecticut.
NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.
Reusable Shopping Bag Measure Advances In New Jersey The amended bill lowers the charge from 15 cents per bag and removes a provision that would have required large retailers to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags they distribute by 75 percent.
Southampton's Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect On Sunday The village will be lenient until everyone gets accustomed to the new law then scofflaws will be fined, or even spend 2 weeks in jail.
Westchester Says It's Time To BYOB...Bring Your Own BagIf you've got a bag at home, one county wants you to bring it with you when you shop.