JAMESTOWN – New York State is now enforcing its a ban on plastic bags.
The ban was originally due to start at the beginning of March, but a legal challenge from the state’s plastic bag industry caused a delay.
The lawsuit was eventually rejected by New York State’s Supreme Court.
The law prohibits stores and food outlets from giving plastic bags to customers.
Stores can provide paper bags, or, customers can bring their own reusable bags.
State environmental leaders say the ban improves health by cutting down on plastic pollution.