Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Plastic Bag Ban After Killing New York City’s Bag Law

The Democratic governor proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state-of-the-state address on Jan. 15. Nearly two years earlier, he signed a bill that prevented New York City from charging for bags as the District of Columbia and Boston do.

“Among Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals in the coming year is for the Democrats who now control the State Legislature to ban single-use plastic bags,” reports Azi Paybarah on Jan. 22.

Bans and/or fees on single-use plastic bags exist in hundreds of cities across the nation, such as Boston where it took effect last month, but statewide bans and/or fees exist in only two states and the District of Columbia.

However, it must be noted that more states ban local governments from enacting plastic bag reduction ordinances than those that have adopted them.

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