Plastic and checkout bag pollution are a problem here in Nassau County.
Though plastic bags are banned in NY State as of March 1, 2020, that alone doesn’t stop pollution. It just switches everyone to another throwaway bag.
Counties have the power to eliminate ALL needless checkout bag pollution and have retailers charge a fee for each checkout bag received, which is shown to reduce all checkout bag pollution by 80%. Nassau County can act to avoid this:
please sign the petition to make Nassau a BYO Bag County