The on-again-off-again ban on plastic bags is back on from Monday, meaning grocery stores, food establishments, and other New York businesses have to stop using them.
A statewide ban on plastic bags means grocery stores, food establishments and other New York businesses must stop using them from March 1, 2020 — and in New York City consumers will also be charged 5 cents for every paper bag they use.
Instead of paper or plastic, New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis could soon face a different choice at the checkout line: Pay or bring your own reports Patch.
Recycling is one approach for reducing landfill waste, but replacing single-use items with reusable alternatives is another way to tackle a growing environmental problem.
The City Council overwhelmingly passed Council Member Helen Rosenthal‘s legislation today which will dramatically limit the use of plastic.
A broad coalition of New York state businesses and business associations, that represent thousands of workers, including union members call to stop the plastics ban.
WE ACT for Environmental Justice celebrates New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for announcing on Tuesday his plan to ban single-use food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, in New York State.
Being more eco-friendly and reducing plastic pollution has become popular among companies and corporations, but researchers from the American Chemical Society say that one industry is going in the opposite direction — and it could be hurting consumers’ health.
By Dr. Mercola It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters.
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced that for Earth Day, which falls on Monday, April 22, 2019, her office will be distributing reusable grocery bags for free at greenmarkets and grocery stores from Harlem to Houston.
Executive order directs city agencies to end purchasing single-use plastic foodware and replace it with compostable or recyclable alternatives; also directs them to keep a small supply of plastic items available upon request for people who need them
Mayor de Blasio, Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Director Mark Chambers announced today that the City’s styrofoam ban is in effect, eliminating a major source of petroleum based waste.
Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban.
Crains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions.
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) compiled these tips to help you protect your identity and money during the holiday season.