February 5, 2023



Letter to the Editor: ‘Increase entry and education on recycling’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Increase entry and education on recycling’

This is a letter to the editor from Jim Bowers, managing director Campaign for Recycling Consciousness. To post viewpoint letters, make sure you review our letters plan below and post them to Taking care of Editor Thomas Giery Pudney at [email protected]

To the editor:

Arrive October 19th, New York state’s plastic bag ban will be in impact. All grocery suppliers, eating places, and corporations who go on to distribute plastic baggage will be issue to violations, and in some instances, lawful motion.

There is purpose to ponder if this will have its meant effect of decreasing squander. In 2016, immediately after California instituted a plastic bag ban, 4-gallon one-use plastic luggage noticed a 120 percent increase in sales—resulting in about 30 p.c of eliminated plastic coming back again in the variety of thicker garbage bags.

Perhaps New York really should check out a various approach: Improved access and education on recycling. According to GrowNYC, an environmental business, New York City inhabitants only recycle about 17 p.c of their complete waste—about half of what could be recycled underneath existing applications.

Plastic is just just one sort of waste paper, metal, glass, and other products are also needlessly trashed. As New York lawmakers are inevitably pressured to ban additional purchaser goods, they should really take into consideration increasing recycling as a better way.

Jim Bowers
Handling Director
Campaign for Recycling Awareness