Bag Fee Proposed in New York City
The fee would apply to markets, street vendors and retail stores. Restaurants, pharmacies and liquor stores would be exempt. Supporters say the fee would cut down on bags going to landfills and save the city $10 million a year.
The American Progressive Bag Alliance, representing plastic bag manufacturers and recyclers said the fee is in reality a tax. “This proposed ordinance will drive up the cost of already expensive groceries for New Yorkers while failing to achieve any environmental goals,” it said.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Bridgewater, MA, Gets $231,000 Efficiency Grant
- Biomass Group Studies Role in Clean Power Plan
- Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC
- PHG to Build Big Gasification Plant for Sevier Solid Waste
- Energy Profile of Commercial Buildings Changing
- Smart Meter Market Surging
- Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs
- Failure to Build Energy Infrastructure Could Cost New England $5.4B