New York’s long-lost plastic bag ban is finally due to begin Monday, state officials said.
Approved in March 2019, the ban is due to take effect March 1 this year but lasted several months as a lawsuit filed by Long Island plastics manufacturer Poly-Pak Industries ended in Albany Supreme Court – until it is often. in August.
Last month, the judge gave the green-light for a ban on moving as long as a businessman has notices that it is coming.
The law prohibits bags in supermarkets and grocery stores with exceptions – for baggies used for pharmacy prescriptions, fruits and vegetables, and to wrap meat or fish.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will issue warnings to traders for a first offense, but plans to impose a $ 250 fine for second hours and a $ 500 quote for a third strike.
But the bag law is not entirely out of the woods ̵1; many new legal challenges from bodegas, supermarkets and grocery stores claiming that the law creates new financial difficulties for their businesses are still pending .
Some stores said they already had large caches of plastic bags they bought, and others said people would be forced to strap New York straps to buy their own available bags, which allowed under the law.