Monday, May 23, 2016

Roosevelt Island Wengerd Farmers Market Helps Reduce Plastic Waste By Giving Out Free Tote Bags Last Saturday

Christina Delfico reports:

Our own Roosevelt Island Wengerd Farms is ahead of the curve with tote bags given out for free at Saturday's Farmers Market to help us reduce our use of plastic bags!
According to BagitNYC:
On May 5, 2016, the New York City Council adopted the #BYOBag bill (Int. No. 209-A) that will require a 5-cent minimum fee on all carryout bags provided at check-out at all retailers in NYC. The bill goes into effect on October 1, 2016.

Thank you to all of our coalition members that made this happen!

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Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos supported the bill.
There is still opposition to the 5 cent fee for plastic grocery bags.
What do you think?