Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Plastic Bag Ban Enforcement to Begin October 19th.
DEC will begin enforcement of the State’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19, 2020. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court. The Court issued its decision in the case on Aug. 20, 2020, upholding the law and most of the Part 351 regulations. Pursuant to an Order of the New York State Supreme Court, Albany County, DEC agreed to provide the parties and the Court at least 30 days' notice prior to commencing enforcement. This notice was provided on September 18, 2020.