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Governor Cuomo signs plastic bag ban bill

Statement on Governor Cuomo signing plastic bag ban bill at the Hudson River Maritime Museum

 

Kingston, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joined advocates and lawmakers at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York today for a signing ceremony for the statewide plastic bag ban that will go into effect on March 1, 2020. The new law seeks to address some 23 billion single-use plastic bags New Yorkers use every year.

“At our annual Riverkeeper Sweep, volunteers remove tons of plastics, including single-use bags from NewYork’s shorelines,” said Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay. “Plastic pollution is a regional scourge as well as a global emergency. Thanks to Governor Cuomo and the legislature for banning the plastic bag in New York and continued investments in clean water infrastructure.”

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