Wegmans plans to eliminate single-use plastic bags by year's end

04.23.19 | Bob Price

That's a full three months before the state ban takes effect.

Next March, New York will join California and Hawaii when its ban on plastic grocery bags takes effect.

For local residents, the new law is a "mixed bag."

Under the law, New York counties will have the option of imposing a five-cent fee on paper bags.

Governor Cuomo says going without plastic bags will be a "minor inconvenience" compared to the devastating impact of plastic pollution.