New York May Expand In-Store Plastic Bag Recycling Law

PlasticNews reports that New York may expand its in-store plastic bag recycling to extend to smaller shops and businesses. In 2008, the New York State assembly passed the Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Law, which mandates that stores that are 10,000 square feet or larger are required to offer a bag recycling option in the shop. The new bill amendment, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, would add a provision to include stores of 5,000 square feet or more in a city with more than 1 million residents. Kavanagh represents a section of New York City, which is the only city large enough to be impacted by the amendment if approved.

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