Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Bag Tax

Adart Polybag Bag TaxThe New York City Council recently approved a five cent fee on most disposable plastic and paper bags used by retailers. Many people view this legislation as a positive step towards reducing the potentially harmful impact plastic and paper bags can have on our environment and on area plants, trees and wildlife.

Reducing the amount of bags out there can prevent overuse of our landfills and waste management facilities. But while making it harder to get plastic will have some benefits, we firmly believe that charging a fee is short sighted. The city would beĀ better off putting its resources behind a robust recycling program instead. Continue reading