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Plastic Bag Ban Violators Getting Away with Breaking Law as Enforcers Check Out

Over 300 complaints have yet to be tackled, data obtained by THE CITY shows, with only one store hit with a state violation since May 5. Environmental activists are calling on the Cuomo administration to do more.

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New York’s Plastic Bag Ban Yields No Fines for Grocers Six Months In

The state’s delivered 64 warnings — but no penalties — to supermarkets and other stores that flout the rules, records show. Some environmentalists say the pandemic’s no excuse for violators.

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As Plastic Bags Go Bye, a Renewed Push to Recycle Fabrics

The Sanitation Department’s "ReFashion Week" promotion vies to make textile sustainability chic. Meanwhile, the plastic shopping bag ban hits March 1.

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New Yorkers Still Confused on How Plastic Bag Ban Will Work

With new law coming March 1, we found a supermarket hawking sacks made of thicker plastic. Meanwhile, shoppers and shopkeepers were girding for shift.


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