Just maybe, if de Blasio had not cancelled the Rockaway Ferry, he and his staff could have taken the 7:05 a.m. Seastreak boat
A bill that seeks to reduce the amount of plastic take-out bags clogging the waste stream by charging consumers a 10 cent fee was met with sharp opposition from some members of the City Council, who said it would unduly burden the city's elderly and low-income population. [ more › ]
Thursday: Opinions on the plastic bag tax, a warmer day, and a silent performance group.
As the owner of a small plastic bag distribution business, I am very lucky to be where I am today. I worked hard to turn my dream into reality, and I employ more than a dozen people in East New York.
The City Council's got a brand new bag — a contentious plan to slap a 10-cent fee on every plastic and paper sack that stores give out.
The de Blasio administration claimed Wednesday to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on... To view the full story, click the title link.
Jessica Cruz, then 19, gave birth to a boy in a public restroom in 2011. She allegedly strangled her baby and then dumped his body in a trash can and walked away. Shop staff found the baby dead in the trash, wrapped in a plastic bag. Cruz has admitted to wrapping the baby in a […]
Rene Carcamo, 60, was arrested for allegedly hanging the 25 carcasses inside plastic bags in a Yonkers park last April.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery last spring of 25 dead cats hanging from trees in plastic bags... Read more: Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Video, Rene Carcamo, Rene Carcamo Dead Cats, Dead Cats in Trees, Animal Cruelty, Ernest Lungaro, Crime News
Yonkers police have arrested a man suspected of hanging dozens of plastic bags containing dead cats on tree branches near his home. The grisly discovery was made last April, but investigators were unable to nail down the perpetrator until yesterday, when they arrested one Rene Carcamo, 60. Carcamo resides on a street near where the dead cats were found. [ more › ]
If you live in Washington, you know the drill: After bagging your groceries, the checkout machine asks you how many bags you used. And if you used plastic or disposable bags (rather than bags you brought on your own), you have to pay 5 cents per bag. The District passed a law requiring as much […]
Three US sailors on port leave in Istanbul got an up-close look at anti-American sentiment when a group of young men began taunting and then physically confronting them, reports NBC News. At one point, the assailants put plastic bags over the heads of the Americans, who were not in uniform....
Her cups runneth over Via ABC7Chicago One of Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeons recently performed one of the biggest breast reductions he has ever done. Kerisha Mark suffers from a medical condition that gave her a 36NNN bust size and
Mexican investigators have recovered black plastic garbage bags containing dozens of burned human bones and other remains they believe may belong to 43 college students last seen being led away by police nearly a month and a half ag...
The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their eco-claims may be deceptive. The FTC hasn’t released the names of the 15 companies. Most waste bags are intended to be deposited in landfills, where not enough oxygen likely exists for oxodegradable bags to completely degrade in the […]
A group of politicians, environmentalists and businesses announced Thursday it is launching a campaign to fight efforts to repeal a ban on single-use plastic bags from stores that is scheduled to take effect July 1.
California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how did we get here: from just a few grocery stores offering customers plastic bags in the late ‘70s to today, with Americans using 100 billion plastic bags each year?
Even though the ink has barely dried on SB 270, the state bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California and require a fee on paper bags, the bag industry has pledged to drag the law onto the state ballot in 2016.
To the editor: I am glad to hear that I am not alone: I echo 87-year-old Georgia Anderson's complaint that we consumers should not have to pay a merchant for a bag to carry out the purchases we make from a store. ("Statewide ban on plastic grocery bags has broad support, poll shows," Nov. 1)
A statewide ban on plastic grocery bags has broad support among voters, presenting a challenge for industry groups that hope to overturn the law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.