Three versions of legislation seeking to shift the burden of waste back to the packaging manufacturers, where it belongs are currently under review as part of the proposed NYS Extended Producer Responsibility Act (EPR). The version by Gov. Hochul could be passed as early as April 1, but has flaws.
Summer is a time when people can see what single-use plastics are used and to make a pledge to reduce that usage. Millions of people from across the world join in reducing single-use plastics by taking the Plastic Free July Challenge.