The City Council is ready to vote on a 10-cent fee to consumers who don’t use their own bags at checkout counters. The idea is to get the consumers to bring in their own reusable bags. Mayor de Blasio is on board on this legislation because he is going for zero waste. Now this will include grocery stores, bodegas, retail and drug stores.
I’m all for recycling but I’m not for taxing the poor who can little afford another expense when they go shopping. I think an ad campaign about recycling is a smarter way to get people to do the right thing for our environment. In my opinion, I think the City Council is operating under the influence of stupidity.