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.READ MORE: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.READ MORE: Robbery Suspect Accused Of Pushing Woman Using ATM In Queens, Withdrawing $1,000
Right now, City Council members are considering legislation that would place a 10-cent fee on plastic and paper bags.
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