New Yorkers use about 23 billion plastic bags each year, according to The Associated Press. To curb the displeasing source of litter, New York State lawmakers imposed a

statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales.

This idea was given by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and will be the second statewide ban, after California, that banned bags in 2016.

Hawaii has also effectively a ban in place, and New York’s ban is intended to begin next March. It'll forbid stores to provide customers with single-use plastic bags, as they're non-biodegradable and have disastrous effects on wildlife and the environment.

Furthermore, several other states have taken steps to outlaw other plastic products recently, and Hawaiian lawmakers have proposed a pair of bills which would take a hard-line against most plastic in the restaurant industry, while a proposal in Maryland could make the region the first in the nation to ban polystyrene food containers completely.

 May 14 2019 (thinkinghumanity)