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    Default Statement In Opposition To Proposed New York City Bag Tax From Teamsters Local 237 Pr

    NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the City Council will hear a proposed ordinance that would require a minimum 10-cent citywide tax on paper and plastic grocery bags. The following is a statement from Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd in opposition to the legislation:

    "We stand in opposition to Intro 209, that would charge a fee on plastic and paper retail bags distributed to consumers in New York City stores. We believe this legislation would lead to irreparable harm to the unionized plastic bag manufacturing industry in New York City in favor of reusable bags that are made overseas.

    Local 237 recognizes the importance of eliminating pollution, believes in protecting the environment and stands in full support of the alternatives offered by our coalition partners that focus on recycling education campaigns, recycling and redemption initiatives and experimenting with green and technological solutions to reduce litter.
    Statement In Opposition To Proposed New York City Bag Tax From Teamsters... -- NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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    Default Re: Statement In Opposition To Proposed New York City Bag Tax From Teamsters Local 23

    Didn't California just plain ban these plastic grocery bags?? I mean give me a break.. What am I gonna put the cat poop in???

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    Default Re: Statement In Opposition To Proposed New York City Bag Tax From Teamsters Local 23

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Didn't California just plain ban these plastic grocery bags?? I mean give me a break.. What am I gonna put the cat poop in???
    I can't remember if it was the whole state of CA or just a certain city but I have to agree with you crazy because we use them for cat poop too!

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    Default Re: Statement In Opposition To Proposed New York City Bag Tax From Teamsters Local 23

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Didn't California just plain ban these plastic grocery bags?? I mean give me a break.. What am I gonna put the cat poop in???
    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I can't remember if it was the whole state of CA or just a certain city but I have to agree with you crazy because we use them for cat poop too!
    Ditto on the above !

    I am the only one to get the bags however since my wife is a reusable bag freak ! She has a whole collection of them.

 

 

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