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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(528 votes)
47.57%
(582 votes)
52.43%
1110 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(528 votes)
47.57%
(582 votes)
52.43%
1110 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

Comments

Bag TAX

Why is plastic still in play? Charging for a plastic bag is not about the environment. IF saving us from plastic bags is the reasoning behind the "environmental inconvenience fee" then WHY is plastic even an option?
Hawaii removed plastic in its entirety, paper bags will cost you.or you bring your own.
The water quality was not destroyed by plastic bags and a 5 fee / tax wont fix it, wont save the dolphins, seals or turtles. Is this money going to clean ip the environment? No. It goes to the retailer. Is it tax free revenue money for the retailer? Doubt it. Its now county and state revenue. Can the consumer return the bags like a bottle deposit? No. You bet it's a money grab wrapped in an environmental conservation blanket.

money grab

Go back to paper, its biodegradable, otherwise this is just a money grab!

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