A Range of Opinions on Proposed Ban for Single-Use Plastic BagsPosted on May 2, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Governor Cuomo has announced legislation to enact a ban on single-use plastic bags at all retail and grocery stores in New York State. While most agree
Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency Andrew Radin supports the ban, noting the positive effect it will have on the environment and post-consumer waste management.
“It also creates a problem from waste water treatment facilities to deal with it as a maintenance problem, and it’s also a maintenance problem in recycling facilities across the state as it really jams up equipment, so there’s a variety of both environmental and economic advantages to removing the plastic bags from the system.
Their attempt at a bag surcharge was overrun by the State government being lobbied by the bag manufacturers, so lets hope they can get a ban though.