NY’s single utilize plastic bag boycott to light up on Monday
- October 19, 2020
The single utilize plastic bag boycott is returning following quite a while of not being upheld.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos declared that the DEC will start to uphold the prohibition on single-utilize plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19, 2020.
As per the DEC, the boycott was not authorized because of a concurrence with a plastics organization. The circumstance likewise concurred with COVID-19 the many number of stores wouldn’t permit reusable bags.
The claim was brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., Green Earth Food Corp., Francisco Marte, Mike Hassen, and the Bodega and Small Business Association in New York State Supreme Court.
DEC Commissioner Seggos said, “The Court’s decision is a victory and a vindication of New York State’s efforts to end the scourge of single-use plastic bags and a direct rebuke to the plastic bag manufacturers who tried to stop the law and DEC’s regulations to implement it. As we have for many months, DEC is encouraging New Yorkers to make the switch to reusable bags whenever and wherever they shop and to use common-sense precautions to keep reusable bags clean. The Court has ruled and DEC will begin to enforce the ban on October 19th. It’s time to BYOBagNY.”