Sign the Bag It NYC Petition

I support New York City Council Bill No. 1135, which requires a 10-cent minimum charge for carryout bags in New York City grocery and retail stores, and stores would retain the entire amount of the charge.

This bill will dramatically reduce single-use plastic and paper bags in New York City by forcing us to think twice about whether we really need a bag and encourage reusable bag use. Plastic bags are designed to be used only for a short period of time, but their negative impacts are long-lasting. Even when properly disposed of, plastic bags often blow away onto the street or into waterways, where they become eyesores, clog storm drains, and endanger wildlife.

As the largest city in the United States, New York needs to join the many other cities that have already adopted legislation restricting the use of these bags.

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