Jan 24 - Bloomberg Signs NYC Plastic Bag Recycling Law

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law Wednesday an ordinance that requires retailers to provide free, at-store recycling for plastic bags. Edith Honan of Reuters writes that

"environmentalists have targeted plastic bags as a scourge that take years to biodegrade and contaminate soil and water. In March, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags from large supermarkets and the state of California enacted a law in July that requires large stores to take back plastic bags and encourage their reuse."

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The New York Law closely resembles California's, CAW-sponsored AB 2449, which will be updated this year.

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