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NYC Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect March 1

The ban on plastic shopping bags will take effect in New York on March 1st, here's what you need to know. Full Story

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Nanny nanny state
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Nanny nanny state

What’s next, forcing us to turn off lights 4 hours a day to save the environment?

America, land of the free…not so much anymore.

Ok that has othing to do with A N Y T H I N G !
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Ok that has othing to do with A N Y T H I N G !

Switching off lights and banning plastic bags is FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
Everything that’s done for the environment is for you! unless you want the planet to look like a trash bag! As for shutting your lights- no one’s FORCING you!
And what part of America is not free exactly???!!!

Kasha and borched
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Kasha and borched

Well where I live I don’t see plastic bags in the trees or in the waterways. This has to do with how people are raised. Period

Dr. Mr. Government
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Dr. Mr. Government

That’s right, I don’t know what’s for my own good. I’m not to be trusted. The government, on the other hand, they know better what’s good for me. Whatever is best for them – that’s what’s good for me. Please control me. I have no free will. Please may it be your will that I serve you, the government,because it’s for my own good. Dear Government, you are so benevolent – only out for my interests. So selfless. Oh infallible government, I wait for your righteous ways to solve the ills brought on by degenerate, sub-human life like me. Sorry… Read more »

You think the libs care about you?
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You think the libs care about you?

They care nothing about the environment or about what’s good for you.
They care only about forcing everyone to struggle more and more in daily life, so that they have less power, and have to turn to them and big government for phony “solutions”, so that those in power, have more control.
Telling business how they may or may not do business, is unconstitutional.
I suppose you will still think America is “free” when they ban Kosher Shechita like they do in Europe.

OK Boomer
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OK Boomer

OK Boomer

lol
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lol

Surprised somebody knows what that is on COLlive.

Bags
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Bags

Why don’t they start with saving the earth by having our streets cleaned before taking away our bags!

Streets are cleaned
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Streets are cleaned

As long as cars obey Alternate side Parking and if you see one that isn’t, call your Community Board.

Not the sidewalks.
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Not the sidewalks.

And they fine store owners for not cleaning trash dropped pay passersby or blown in by the wind, from down the street.

earth is only made to go for 6,000 years
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earth is only made to go for 6,000 years

earth is only made to go for 6,000 years
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Almost Adar 5780
do the math
But we should try to be oil independent so arabs have less power. per rebbe

WHAT ?????
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WHAT ?????

How EXACTLY are we supposed to bring home ALL our stuff, put it in our hands… ??? 🤔🤔🤔

A Shlucha
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A Shlucha

I am writing from a country where there are no plastic bags used,and yes at first I had the same reaction ”how do I get home from the store without bags!”. Here is some advice-Use a cloth bag every time you go to the store it will become a habit, have a specific place in your house were you keep the bags. Like this we it will be easy for you and make a Kiddush Hashem to those who see the mature way we act in.

Bags
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Bags

Here we walk most places and if your on your way home going to pick up a few things the bag in your house doesn’t help!

smiple
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smiple

just have a backpack or side bag with you if your going out and know will need to shelp /buy things

This is American, not a 3rd world country
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This is American, not a 3rd world country

This is a first world country and taking away our FREE shopping bags in the way arrogant Cuomo and the two leaders of the legislature did is anti-democratic. I will now be voting for Trump and against anyone who voted for taxing my shopping bags as I will be reminded of how counter-productive this is as it harms our environment since trees will now be used to produced these paper bag alternatives with a nickel tax on each. Albany is lead by arogant obnoxious self-righteous morons who should be term limited to six years instead of being guaranteed their safe… Read more »

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF
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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF
P-A-P-E-R – B-A-G-S!⁉⁉⁉⁉⁉

CO2
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CO2

Just in case you didn’t know but creating paper bags or the cloth bags creates double or triple the amount of carbon dioxide as plastic bags so the geniuses in Albany aren’t really caring about the environment as they claim to be

https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/the-truth-about-paper-bags/

Great Question
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Great Question

It must be a secret conspiracy so we buy everything online then they get a kickback from the seller

Reusable bags
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Reusable bags

Bring your own bags or paper bags

There are other alternatives
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There are other alternatives

Use paper bags (like at trader Joe’s), use a box (like Marketplace/Empire) or buy a few reusable bags, they literally cost a dollar …No one is suggesting you carry all your groceries home in your hands, that’s the perfect example of reducto ad absurdum.

Reusable bags grow mold
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Reusable bags grow mold

With accumulated liquids and food particles stuck in them.
They also make it hard for someone without a car to walk around everywhere carrying them.
Same problem for paper bags, plus they dissolve and tear in the rain.

re:what
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re:what

Get a reusable bag genius.

Whataboutism
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Whataboutism

What about all the plastic containers, genius? This is a sales tax

Its called reusable cloth bags
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Its called reusable cloth bags

Ive been doing this for a while; says our oceans of the build up of these plastic bags that just dont decompose

z00keeper
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z00keeper

I put garbage in the plastic bag for disposal. Now, I have to buy plastic bag to dispose my garbage. I don’t know if there is any savings at all.

Whataboutism
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Whataboutism

Not saving the earth this way, are we? No ban on the gadzillions of plastic containers used from take outs, deli’s etc. All the boomers remember paper and foil containers?
If NYS needs uses a billion bags, there are not enough paper or recycled bags to meet that need.
THIS IS A SALES TAX – the price of these bags should be absorbed by the vendors and they should be given a tax break by CUOMO

You will still pay
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You will still pay

If the store absorbs the costs, they will just raise prices.
Tax breaks from government mean increased taxes for everyone else.

My Garbage Bags
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My Garbage Bags

I agree!! They were my garbage bags since when they were introduced in the late 1980’s. Now, I have to buy bags???

We live in a CITY
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We live in a CITY

out of town this *might* make sense. People can keeps bags in their cars. But we live in a city! I’m not carrying around ten bags wherever I go in case I decide to go shopping !

Israeli
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Israeli

I do! I keep a bunch of reusable sturdy bags in my car, & some in the house for quick trips to the Mekolet. It’s irritating but you get used to it. And you can always use an agalah… shopping trolley. Good luck!

Yes, in your car
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Yes, in your car

Not all of us have cars.
Are we supposed to go out and buy cars now, just to have a place to keep all the bags we now have to carry around wherever we go?

You will get used to it
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You will get used to it

California and some other states in us already have this in place. So does other countries like Australia. You will get use to bringing your own bags or pay for the boxes.
Some stores dont even offer bags such as aldi, costco……its easier than you think.

Bricks and straw
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Bricks and straw

Yep, “you’ll get used to it,” said the Mitzrim as they gave the Hebrews more work and less pay…

Slippery slope… What’s the next “small” constraint on our freedom that when put together with all the other freedoms taken add up?

It’s like the YH – “Oh it’s no big deal, this little aveira. Then it’s another leading to another. Sure enough, eventually you’ve gone far from Hashem and Yiddishkite c’v

Can't carry groceries home with non-plastic bags
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Can't carry groceries home with non-plastic bags

People who shop at Costco have cars and are given free boxes to organize their purchases. If one walks to a store, plastic bags are the answer as one can carry 4, 5, or 6 while walking. California is a messed up state and a poor example. Most city residents shop on foot and need bags to be given to them while their cashier packs. Otherwise, we will become crazy trying to figure out how many bags we need before shopping or have to make multiple trips to the stores, all because Andy Cuomo is afraid of Bernie Sander and… Read more »

Law
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Law

Couple of years ago they wanted to save trees and stop using paper, now is the other way around don’t use plastic and use paper.

Crazy
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Crazy

We are supposed to bring our own bags but we are we going to get those from

Promote goodness and kindness
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Promote goodness and kindness

I bought reusable/washable canvas totes from a moisod that promotes goodness and kindness on the bags.

where?
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where?

Please share the info for purchasing. They sound fantastic.

What?
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What?

Governor Cuomo never went shopping in a grocery store a day in his life so he has no clue what this inconvenience means

Protest
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Protest

Let him cancel the new bail reform laws so that criminals are
not roaming the streets!!!

Restore our free plastic bags and vote Cuomo out
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Restore our free plastic bags and vote Cuomo out

vote Cuomo out of office when he tries for another term. Without plastic, how do we throw out our garbage for those who live in apartments? Out the window?Cuomo is always saying the same sound bites when condemning plastic bags but he appears to really be as stupid as he sounds as there is no plastic bag problem in the waterways of NYS. Even dolphins and whales have returned to the Hudson River. Yes, plastic pollution is a problem in the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific is 3,000 away. Cuomo and his mentor Bloomberg should be talking to China and… Read more »

Good job,NY!
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Good job,NY!

Way to get your priorities straight,NY!! Don’t worry your pretty little heads about more pressing matters like the rising anti-Semitism 🙁 just focus on dumb things like controlling your citizens!; you must be so proud of yourselves,bullies. Bravo

so...
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so...

from your perspective the city may do nothing until anti-semitism is cured?

Busywork
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Busywork

If they aren’t doing anything productive, then it would be better if they did nothing.
Passing unconstitutional anti business anti freedom laws, only helps those in power, no one else.

We shall adapt
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We shall adapt

Jersey City, NJ has started the plastic bag ban last year. Yes, it was very inconvenient in the beginning. The stores sold reusable bags and it was inconvenient to *remember* to bring the bag whenever you go grocery shop. After a couple of months, the people adapted to it and the initiative became more natural. Then, the shops started *selling* thicker plastic bag for a dime. It’d help reduce the number of plastic bag usage but each thicker bag is about 4-5 times thicker than the regular plastic bag. So….. at the end of the day, not sure how much… Read more »

The Borg, motto
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The Borg, motto

“We shall adapt”.

Reusable give a way bags
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Reusable give a way bags

Feel free to come and visit the Office of Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo to pick up a one or two reusable DSNY bags. We are located at 55 Hanson place 7th floor. Closer to home you can also stop in at your Community Board 9 office located at 890 Nostrand Avenue.

uk
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uk

So here in uk they starting charging 10 p a plastic bag hoping this would be a deterrent , nope , my shopping just cost me a few pounds more !

Umm, it isn't actually happening yet
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Umm, it isn't actually happening yet

https://nypost.com/2020/02/18/new-yorks-plastic-bag-ban-will-have-a-lenient-start/

They aren’t starting enforcement “until further notice”.

Temporary reprieve
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Temporary reprieve

As soon as the store switch and have paper bags or other alternatives, the government will start enforcement. It’s only a matter of time.

Observe the ban and Promote the 7 Laws of Noah
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Observe the ban and Promote the 7 Laws of Noah

B”H. Now you can observe the plastic bag ban while promoting the 7 Laws of Noah and Acts of Goodness and Kindness, with these handy large or small canvas tote bags from Asknoah.org:
https://asknoah.org/asknoah_resource/tote-bags

The Sheva mitzvohs bnai Noach
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The Sheva mitzvohs bnai Noach

Means following the law of the land.
In America, the highest law is the US Constitution which is being violated by this plastic ban law, that prevents people from perusing happiness, and gives government undue control over private lives.

everyone please stop flipping out!
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everyone please stop flipping out!

calm down! yes its hard, and for the fist few weeks it will be annoying, but you will get used to it! I am a Shlucha in Conecticut, and we already have this law! it becomes a habit!

Yes......it will take like 3 trips to the store
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Yes......it will take like 3 trips to the store

before everyone gets used to it. So much drama…….Waaa

The Soviets said the same thing
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The Soviets said the same thing

You can if you have to, get used to anything, so who needs rights and freedom, right?

thats how it all starts
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thats how it all starts

First you have you get “used it” and they never stop = socialist! think back 70 years….just get used to it thats what they all say until they start to pile on the laws.

Rupublican Governor
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Rupublican Governor

It’s time for NY/NYC to go republican

You mean conservative
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You mean conservative

Far too many Republicans, are still liberals.

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