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DEC Announces Enforcement of New York's Plastic Bag Ban to Start Oct. 19, 2020

State encourages New Yorkers to #BYOBagNY as the DEC announces the enforcement of the New York Plastic Bag Ban beginning October 19th, 2020. Details of the announcement can be found here:

“New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags annually-each for about 12 minutes-and approximately 85 percent of this staggering total ends up in landfills, recycling machines, waterways, and streets.” This plastic bag ban is an instrumental step to making our environment cleaner and our wildlife safer.

Learn more about the Bag Waste Reduction Law and the types of bags you can use:


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