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Lawmaker Pushes to Expand Plastic Bag Ban

(ALBANY,NY) – A state lawmaker wants to expand New York’s plastic bag ban to include the sacks used for restaurant take-out and leftovers. Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, announced legislation Thursday that would eliminate an exemption for restaurants in the new law banning single-use shopping bags beginning next March. She says restaurants provide too many plastic bags to be left out of the law.

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