NYC bag fee delayed after action from state lawmakers

The battle over plastic bags in New York City isn’t over yet.  City leaders have agreed to delay the imposition of a 5-cent charge for thin plastic bags from October of this year to February 2017.  The New York Times reports city officials will work to modify the legislation to satisfy concerns from state legislators.  State lawmakers in Albany recently advanced bills prohibiting cities from imposing fees on carry-out bags. The bills were supported by New York City-area Democratic lawmakers who expressed concerns about the financial impacts to low-income residents.  By Editorial Staff  View Full Article 

Source:  Plastics Recycling Update