Plastic bag ban goes into effect Monday

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — New Yorkers need to prepare for no plastic.

The plastic bag ban, which passed through the state legislature last year, was originally supposed be enforced this past March before being pushed back. Enforcement of the ban now goes into effect on Monday, October 19.

This means the plastic bags you get in grocery stores and in your takeout meals will no longer be available.

The law would prohibit essentially any bag made of plastic, whether nylon, polyester or any other plastic material. This also means you will need to bring your own reusable bag to grocery shop. 

Some stores will be offering paper bags, but they will come with a small fee.


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