New York Bag Ban Legislation 2019
As Earth month continues, the single use bag ban has gone into full effect in New York. Governor Cuomo has signed into legislation that bans the sale of single use plastic bags in New York beginning in March of 2020. The signing of this legislation is a significant step for the state in becoming more environmentally friendly.
It is estimated that New York alone uses about 23 billion single use plastic bags annually. Nationwide studies also show that 50% of those single use plastic bags end up in landfills or our local waterways. In addition to preventing plastic bag waste this ban will also help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of these bags. New York is the third state to ban single-use plastic bags next to California and Hawaii.
If your company is looking for an eco-friendly alternative, there are many types of packaging that can be used to stay in compliance with these laws. Reusable options such as pp non-woven, pp woven, cotton, muslin, jute, and other natural materials in addition to paper bags made from post-consumer waste or recycled materials are great options in agreement with these laws.
Contact us at Prime Line today for further information on bag bans as well as to upgrade your packaging to stay in compliance with current regulations.