Some of you may know that California was the first of the 50 States to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. That happened back in August of 2014.
New York is about to become the second to do it.
Of course, some members of the public think it’s an awesome thing. Some, predictably, are complaining about it.
Sara Goddard sits on the City Council of Rye, New York and is one of the folks who advocated for this law.
Now that it’s about to take effect, she has put together a quick feature in a question-and-answer format to help people get up to speed on how this change might work out, how it might affect them.
I have no idea whether anyone who may read today’s feature lives in the Empire State or not, but because similar legislation is under consideration in other states, I’m thinking that running it here could be worthwhile.
I would love to see this spread to Florida, my home state. I consider that a long shot at best but public opinion on this seems to be changing very quickly.
And that’s a good thing.