NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some student groups and environmentalists rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday in support of legislation being considered in the City Council to reduce wasteful plastic and paper bag use.

Environmental advocates are also challenging New Yorkers to go five days without using any disposable bags, CBS 2 reported.

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The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.

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Right now, City Council members are considering legislation that would place a 10-cent fee on plastic and paper bags.

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