10-Cent Bag Fee Proposal Back Before NYC Lawmakers

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A group of 19 New York City lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a new push to force retailers to charge customers 10 cents for carryout bags — and prevent retailers from forbidding shoppers from using their own bags — in a renewed push to reduce the huge amount of bag waste the city produces.

The proposal applies to retailers "engaged in the sale of personal, consumer or household items" as well as grocers and green carts. That could rankle some retailers who require shoppers to take company...
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