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New YorkTo Ban Plastic Bags
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29 Mar 2019 11:38 AM EST

New York lawmakers are close to enacting a sweeping ban on single-use plastic bags in an effort to curb pollution and save denizens from their own worst impulses. The new proposal could be part of the state’s budget bill, which is expected to pass next week. Andrew Cuomo, who initially proposed the measure last year but failed to get it passed by the then-Republican-controlled state Senate. “These bags have blighted our environment and clogged our waterways,” Cuomo said in a statement to The New York Times.

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