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Plastic bags at Straight Up Wines & Liquors in Kenmore. January 24, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Plastic bags at Straight Up Wines & Liquors in Kenmore. January 24, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 27, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Supermarkets aren't the only industry impacted by the plastic bag ban that takes effect on March 1.
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Sign outside Wegmans on Alberta Drive reminding customers to bring reusable bags. January 6, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Sign outside Wegmans on Alberta Drive reminding customers to bring reusable bags. January 6, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 12:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans shoppers are ready for the company's plan to eliminate the option of plastic bags at checkout. "I've bought bags," Cathy from Eggertsville said with a chuckle. "I remembered to bring them in today but I forgot to give it to the check-out girl as I started. By the time...
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Assemblyman Pat Burke holding a reusable bag. April 5, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – New York State Assemblyman Patrick Burke understands the inconvenience associated with the single-use plastic bag ban that was passed as part of the New York State budget but is urging people to look at the problem with plastic pollution on a broader level. “I don’t want...
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Braymiller Market in Hamburg. March 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – The state government’s plan to ban single-use plastic bags and impose a fee on paper bags could have an effect on grocery stores and markets across the state. RELATED : The Environmental Impact of Plastic Bags However, Hamburg’s Braymiller Market isn’t concerned about the ban...
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April 23, 2018 - 2:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a bill which would ban single-use plastic bags in New York State. The bill, which does not have any sponsors in either state house, would ban the use of plastic carryout bags at any point of sale to customers. It does not apply to...
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January 16, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A state panel created to study how to reduce the environmental impact of disposable plastic grocery bags has released a report, but makes no recommendation. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo created the task force last year after the Legislature blocked New York City from...
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