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New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags
New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags

The New York City Council introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper grocery bags, the Associated Press reported. In January, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to ban plastic bags; big grocery stores are prohibited by law from providing free plastic bags. Shoppers have to bring their own bags or pay 10 cents per paper bag provided by the grocery store. Smaller markets and stores that sell groceries will be subject to the ban July 1. New York would join Los Angeles as well as cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., in the effort to cut back on the use of plastic bags. The measure is expected to be voted on in...

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