Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect in New York


NEW YORK, March 1 (Xinhua) — A ban on single-use plastic bags officially took effect in the U.S. state of New York on Sunday, though the state will wait until April 1 to penalize stores that violate the ban. Shoppers can now carry their own reusable bags, or pay a five-cent fee on a paper bag, according to the new law. Some plastic bags, including those used for take-away food, uncooked meat, and prescription drugs, are exempt from the law. A similar ban has been in effect in the states of California and Oregon. All counties of the island state of Hawaii also ban plastic bags, although it's not state-mandated. On Friday, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation said that the state has agreed to delay the enforcement with monetary penalties till April, after a lawsuit was filed challenging the new law. An association of small bodegas and a manufacturer of plastic have lodged the lawsuit, calling the ban unconstitutional, local media reported.

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