In an effort to reduce plastic pollution entering our bays, oceans, and estuaries, Nassau County Legislator Debra Mule has introduced BYOBag (Bring Your Own Bag) legislation that would place a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. The 5-cent fee has proven successful in Suffolk County, where plastic bag use has been reduced from 70% to 30% and reusable bag use increased from 5% to 43% since the law was implemented in January of this year.
Now, we need Nassau County to do its part to fight plastic pollution! However, Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello has stalled the BYOBag bill and is not scheduling this critical legislation for a public hearing or a vote.
Email the Presiding Officer today and tell him to stop hiding the BYOBag bill!! Let him know that we live in a democracy, we care about plastic pollution, and we deserve to have a hearing and a vote!
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
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