Roosevelt Island Wengerd Farmers Market Helps Reduce Plastic Waste By Giving Out Free Tote Bags Last Saturday
Christina Delfico reports:
According to BagitNYC:
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!
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.Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos supported the bill.
Thank you to all of our coalition members that made this happen!
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Since I signed onto #BYOBag bill, I have joined @CitizensNYC to distribute over 500 reusable bags to get my constituents ready to @BagItNYC.— Ben Kallos (@BenKallos) May 5, 2016
There is still opposition to the 5 cent fee for plastic grocery bags..@CMReynoso34: Plastic bags account for 7,500 garbage truck trips every year. #BYOBag bill helps environmental justice communities.— NYLCV (@nylcv) May 5, 2016
What do you think?New York Lawmakers Try To Prevent 5-Cent Fee For Plastic, Paper Bags « CBS New York https://t.co/MKM0HvjFrS— Jack Quinn (@JackQuinn3) May 16, 2016