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State lawmakers to vote on limiting single-use plastics after bill error

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New York lawmakers expect to pass a bill to limit single-use plastic packaging by the end of the week after fixing a printing error. The measure, known as the Packaging and Recycling Infrastructure Act, aims to reduce plastic waste and improve recycling.


The bill requires companies with a net income over $5 million to cut their plastic packaging by 30% in 12 years. It also bans 17 toxic chemicals commonly found in food packaging. Assembly sponsor Deborah Glick highlighted the health risks of microplastics, emphasizing the need for this legislation to save taxpayer dollars and protect the environment.

Senate sponsor Pete Harckham praised the bill’s environmental benefits, predicting a historic reduction in packaging waste. While state business leaders worry about compliance costs, supporters argue the bill will lead to significant taxpayer savings and environmental improvements.

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