Plastic Bags

Reusable Bags
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
WBEN Newsroom
March 05, 2020 - 6:17 pm
Mayor Byron Brown and Tops held a free reusable bag giveaway to help educate the public about the change in plastic bag legislation.
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Bag Funeral
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
WBEN Newsroom
February 03, 2020 - 1:22 pm
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home is laying the plastic bag to rest and inviting the public to come and take a reusable bag.
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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 27, 2020 - 11:44 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans shoppers on Monday began their shopping experience for the first time without the ability to use plastic bags at checkout.
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 07, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans is the first notable supermarket in the region to eliminate the use of plastic bags ahead of the March 1 deadline. Wegmans to Eliminate Plastic Bags on January 27 The chain announced Monday they will eliminate the use of carryout plastic bags on January 27 and also...
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Mike Baggerman
July 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans has no immediate plans to curb its use of single-use plastic bags at their grocery stores in Western New York. The company this week announced a pilot program to eliminate the use of plastic bags at their stores in Corning and Ithaca, which begins on Monday. No stores...
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
April 22, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Wegmans today announced its commitment to reduce in-store plastic packaging made from fossil fuels, along with other single-use plastics, like straws, by 2 million pounds in 2019, with a goal of a 10-million-pound reduction by 2024. The supermarket chain says it will eliminate...
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
April 22, 2019 - 1:32 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) On Earth Day, Governor Cuomo has signed the bill that bans the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York starting in March 2020. "You see plastic bags hanging in trees, blowing down the streets, in landfills and in our waterways, and there is no doubt they are doing tremendous...
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Plastic bags in a grocery cart. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
March 29, 2019 - 5:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature are poised to have New York join California as the only states to ban single-use plastic bags. The statewide ban agreement would be part of the state budget that's due by Monday. The ban wouldn't take...
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March 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Citizens Campaign for the Environment to announce a proposal in the new New York State budget that would ban single-use plastic bags The proposal, which would see a ban on plastic bags and a...
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Tom Puckett
January 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to ban plastic shopping bags has grocery store operators putting together plans on how they'll deal with a ban if and when it becomes reality. Frank Budwey, former owner of Budwey's Markets, says he understands where The Governor is...
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