new york officially bans plastic bags
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It is estimated that 23 billion plastic bags are used in New York each year, of which 50% are eventually buried in landfill sites and around cities and waterways.
Governor Cuomo signed the legislation on Earth Day, which will take effect on next March.
Before the new law was introduced, Governor Cuomo implemented the New York plastic bag task force in 2017.
The task force has developed a long-term plan.
Long-term solutions to the national plastic bag problem.
The final report details the problems of plastic bags and the solutions for implementation.
\"Plastic bags have become a ubiquitous landscape throughout New York state.
We can see that they are trapped in trees, in our communities, floating on our waterways, a universal aesthetic view of our environment. Single-
\"The use of plastic bags is harmful to the health of the community and the environment,\" the report noted . \".
The plastic bag ban will not only reduce plastic bags in New York\'s landfill and waterways, but will also eliminate about 12 million barrels of oil used in New York every year to make plastic bags.
New York is the third state to ban plastic bags altogether after California and Hawaii.
With the introduction of the ban, the Ministry of Environmental Protection will try to limit the impact of the ban on the low-pollution environmentIncome families.
The new ban County and City will be able to charge five-
Cents per order
Using paper bags, this will be distributed to the National Environmental Protection Fund and reusable bags.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 80% of the plastic found in the ocean comes from land, and by 2050, the weight of plastic in the ocean will exceed that of fish.
In 2014, an estimated 100 billion orders were used in the United States
Use 1,500 plastic shopping bags with regular American families
Use plastic bags every year.
The fourth most populous state, New York, joined the first and 40 most populous states, California and Hawaii, banning singles.
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The three states add up to 60 million Americans, or about 18% of the American population.