Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Update

By Anne Murray

The public hearing yesterday on the plastic bag ban at the Suffolk County Legislature was recessed. At the next meeting of the legislature members can either close the hearing or recess it again. Once it is closed, it goes back to committee and the proposal must be passed out of committee in order for further action to take place. If it passes out of committee it then goes to the full legislature for a vote. It looks like it will be some time before we know the fate of the legislation.

Meanwhile, grocery and plastics businesses spoke out yesterday against the proposal. You can read the
Newsday story here:,0,526780.story

Stay tuned, Sustainable Southold will be speaking local businesses to get their opinions on the proposal and we will post their reactions.

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