With New York A Leading Polluter, Gov. Cuomo Pitches Statewide Ban On Plastic BagsDemocrat Andrew Cuomo announced the legislation Monday, saying the ubiquitous plastic bags are taking a "devastating" toll on the environment.
Conn. Lawmakers Consider 5-Cent Plastic Bag Fee To Help Aid State ParksAs the proposal moves forward, lawmakers want to make sure the funds will actually go to state parks, and not end up in the state's general fund.
Group Rallies In Favor Of Fee On Plastic Bags In New York CityA rally was held Sunday against the efforts in Albany to overturn the New York City plastic bag fee law.
Suffolk County Legislators Approve 5-Cent Fee For Single-Use Plastic BagsThe Suffolk County Legislature on Wednesday approved a measure to impose a fee for single-use plastic bags.
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.