• 05.05.16

NYC expected to approve $0.05 plastic bag fee

•New Yorkers have long mulled the idea of a fee or even a ban on giving and receiving plastic bags at supermarkets, bodegas, and other retail establishments.

•After two years of debate, a New York City Council voted yesterday to pass the $0.05 fee on plastic bags, which will be up for full approval from the council today.

•If passed, the law will go into effect by October 1 of this year.

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