Charging for Paper Bags

New York City shoppers who opt for paper bags would be charged an extra 5 cents under a bill approved by the City Council. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Re “Paper or Plastic? The City Has a Plan to Get You to Say No to Both” (news article, April 23), about the New York City Council’s approval of a nickel charge on paper bags following the statewide ban on single-use plastic bags:

Paper is part of the solution, not the problem. Paper is recyclable, compostable, reusable and made from a renewable resource, trees, which capture and store carbon from the atmosphere.


Source: The New  York Times


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