POLL: Should Pelham Enact a Plastic Bag Ban?

A group of Pelham residents want to gain support for a ban on single-use plastic bags being used by retailers

The Pelhams Bag Initiative is launching a grassroots effort t that woud prohibit merchants in the villages of Pelhan and Pelham Manor from using single-use plastic bags.

The law would encourage shoppers to use reusable bags instead.

The City of Rye  and became the first municipality in Westchester County to do so.

The board of trustees for both Pelham and Pelham Manor said they needed more information on the law and the impact it might have on local businesses before making a decision.

Today's questions asks if you would be willing to support a plastic bag ban if it was approved locally.

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Jerry Polito June 22, 2012 at 09:42 PM
For a ban to be effective, and fair to the merchants, it should include a larger area - maybe be county or state-wide.
Rasheed Oluwa June 23, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Hello Jerry. Do you think the county should get involved and institute its own ban?
A Patcher June 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM
If a person forgot their reusable bag, what would they take their groceries home in? How about the commuters picking up groceries after getting off the train, would they have to bring their reusable bags to work in the morning? I am all for using reusable bags and think it should be encouraged, but how can you actually 'ban' others?
pjl June 24, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Studies have shown that most reuse plastic bags for garbage. We use them for cat litter and my sonl ikes to use them for dog walking cleanup. Also: Landfills do not decompose paper bags or organic matter as commonly thought because they are not giant compost heaps. No different compared to plastic.


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