Reusable tote bag introduction

Update:06 Mar 2020

State’s new law prohibiting stores from providing plastic shopping bags to customers takes effect next week.Starting March 1, 2020, all plastic carryout bags other than an exempt bag are banned from distribution by anyone required to collect New York State sales tax.Cities and counties are authorized to adopt a five-cent paper carry-out bag reduction fee.

This means that in these areas, a consumer will be charged gusset bag cents for each paper carryout bag provided at checkout. the community news service based in Crown Heights, will be distributing 2,000 reusable Tote Bags at select groceries and other stores around the neighborhood. They will be given free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning next week.

The reusable shopping tote bag is made of 100gsm non-woven polypropylene and features a spacious interior with a huge 10″ gusset. A removable plastic insert fits snugly in the bottom of the shopping bag for added durability and support. The reinforced carrying handles measure The ban will definitely be a burden on store owners and residents in the community and we decided to step up to the plate and offer free bags in appreciation to our loyal readership。

Publisher and Editor of  which was founded in 2008.While single-use plastic bags are banned, there are exceptions, such as plastic produce or meat bags, pre-packaged bags , dry cleaning bags, restaurant carryout bags, or very thick plastic bags.Paper bags will be the only disposable option and will be taxed at 5 cents apiece. (Stores can also offer cardboard boxes, but most charge for that option.) These fees won’t apply to recipients of  and  low-income nutrition programs.

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