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Source: Fios1 Long Island

Suffolk Plastic Bag Ban Proposed

Bill Would Impose Fee For Use of Plastic

BY MARIAH SPARKS

Posted: August 17, 2011
Originally Published: August 16, 2011

RIVERHEAD — The debate over paper, plastic or neither has heated up in Suffolk County. A new proposed bill would charge shoppers an extra 5 cents if they chose plastic bags over reusable ones. Supporters said the law has been enacted in grocery stores worldwide and that Suffolk County should join the move toward greener habits. Opponents said it should be a personal choice. A vote on the measure will not be held until October at the earliest.

* CCE's Tara Bono is interviewed in the video.