02/14/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 15:38
On March 1st, the Plastic Bag Ban Law goes into effect in New York State. The law is an effort to cut the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and in the environment.
This law applies to most single-use plastic bags provided by grocery stores and other retailers. Retailers will be replacing plastic bags with paper bags, but at a cost. And we aren't just talking about the 5¢ fee that you will pay, they also come with many negative environmental impacts. At Stewart's Shops, we are encouraging our customers to use reusable bags.
What does the Plastic Bag Ban mean for you?
We encourage all of our customers to use reusable bags. The current plastic Stewart's bags are so durable, you can even re-use those!
The Downfalls of Paper:
There are pros and cons to all legislation and at Stewart's Shops, we will continue to encourage our customers to choose reusable bags as there are many drawbacks to using paper bags.
Here's the Scoop on Paper:
Did you know?
1000 plastic bags weigh 27 lbs and 1000 paper bags weight 106 lbs- WOW that's a big difference!
That means more trucks need to transport paper bags which results in more gasoline, more emissions and more pollution, yikes!
Look for Stewart's reusable bags for sale at the register.