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Plastic Bag Free NY....Get Ready!

Waste from plastic is all over the place from the water we drink, to the streets we walk, in the trees, flying all around up in the air. The other day I saw a big squirrel chocking on it, this is serious, yet terrible and is only going to get worst with time. One of the things, we should all be proud of is though NY is not the first State to step up and do something; they are making some changes now in the new decade to combat the plastic problem that is taking over our environment.

Though a plan has been in the works for some years now and in effect in some of the NY counties; as of Sunday, March 1st, 2020; the Bag Waste Reduction Law will be in full effect throughout the entire State of New York and will bring with it some well needed changes.

What does this mean?

Retailers will no longer be providing customers with plastic bags other than in the pharmacy, produce or butcher type sections of the store in the State of NY.

The Bag Waste Reduction Law

What it is?

Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) has been amended to create a new Title 28 for the New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act. The law takes effect March 1, 2020 and prohibits the distribution of plastic carryout bags by retailers that collect sales tax for New York State


Be compliant now that you are in the “Know” Don’t walk around complaining saying you did not know, bags cost too much. If you have money to spend on fast food you have money to improve our way of life; so stop the excuses.

Stop by our online store to purchase an eco-friendly/sustainable bag that clamps on to you, your purse or your belt buckle via a small caribiner. The bag(s) also fits easily inside of a backpack, purse or gym bag or in the car or desk so that you will not be caught without an eco-friendly/sustainable bag ever again. These bags are strong and durable and will last a long time, they carry up to 40 lbs. when opened fully. Meaning you can carry 2 gallons of milk/juice and not worry about it breaking, you will however, have to be strong enough to lift the contents that you place in the bag.


In conclusion, no matter where you spend your time you should have an eco-friendly/sustainable bag with you or on you at most if not all times. In 2020, consider living greener and more eco-conscious regarding the things one can do to impact the planet for the greater good.

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