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NYC Could Soon Be Charging Shoppers For Paper Bags

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Two city council members have announced plans for legislation to place a fee on paper shopping bags.

The proposal follows the state banning most single-use plastic bags beginning next March.

Under the new law, each municipality has the option of imposing a 5-cent fee on paper bags.

More: With New York A Leading Polluter, Gov. Cuomo Pitches Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

The goal of the fee is to encouraging people to shift to re-usable bags.

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