Governor to include plastic bag ban and bottle bill expansion in budget

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ALBANY, NY (WROC-TV) – Governor Cuomo announced on Sunday he will be including a bottle bill expansion and a plastic bag ban in the 2019 Executive Budget.

This is an effort to combat litter, help eliminate the amount of litter and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better protect the environment for future generations.

Cuomo is advancing legislation to expand the state’s Bottle Bill to make most non-alcoholic drink containers eligible for 5-cent redemption. 

The governor also plans to push for legislation to ban all single-use plastic bags.

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