Plastic bag ban still frustrates some small business owners

Plastic bag ban still frustrates some small business owners

A year after the law banning single-use plastic bags was enacted in New York on March 1, 2020, many local stores are still distributing them along with the grocery store.

The plastic bag ban, officially known as the Bag Waste Reduction Act, came into effect on October 19, 2020 and was followed by a two-month grace period to help establishments and customers stay clean. adapt to the new rules. The grace period ended last December, and retailers who donate plastic bags can be fined $ 250 for the first offense and up to $ 500 if the behavior continues.

The ban regulations broadly prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags but provide specific exceptions for certain uses, such as for packaging raw meat or fish, or for food deliveries from local restaurants. .

While chain stores and supermarkets …

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