New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s “very open” to banning plastic bags outright after the state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked a city law to impose a five cent fee on the bags, the NY Daily News reports.
“That was one way of doing it. A ban is another option, which I’d be very open to,” de Blasio said Monday night on NY1, according to the News. “The one thing I know is the worst possible outcome is what we have right now. Vast number of plastic bags are just harming the earth. It’s not good for any of us.”