“The New York State plastic bag ban has some far-reaching consequences that were not considered when it was rushed through. In the long run, these types of bans cause unintended fallouts that oftentimes aren’t seen until the laws go into effect. This includes loss of jobs, confusion amongst businesses and consumers, and much more.
Plastic plays an integral role in our everyday lives and we should all be working toward meaningful solutions. We need to focus on how we collect and recycle plastic. We urge the state to think about these consequences and find a compromise.”
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