Rye, NY approves retail plastic bag ban
RYE, N.Y.—Rye will become the first Westchester County community to implement a local law banning plastic bags at checkout counters.
Retailers there will be barred from handing out thin plastic bags starting May 7. Dry-cleaning bags and larger, more durable plastic bags will still be allowed.
The Journal News ( http://lohud.us/rvZIOT) says Rye's city council approved the ordinance this week. It's modeled on a 3-year-old policy in Westport, Conn.
Two other communities in Westchester are considering bans: Mamaroneck (muh-MEHR'-uh-nehk) and White Plains.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com