Gov. Cuomo announced Monday that he plans to ban plastic bags statewide — right after Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon attended an Albany rally demanding he do more for the environment.
“The blight of plastic bags takes a devastating toll on our streets, our water and our natural resources, and we need to take action to protect our environment,” Cuomo said.
He introduced a bill that would ban single-use, plastic carryout bags, while exempting trash bags and bags used to wrap food such as fruit and sliced meats.
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