Plastic Bag Ban News
Is New York State really facing a paper bag shortage? No.
Many news outlets are preemptively reporting that stores in New York State will be out of paper bags due to a nationwide paper bag shortage. This simply is not true. The information in the widely shared New York Post article is heavily reliant on misinterpreted information.
Plastic Bag Ban Violation Penalty
Violations & Penalty Fees
New York State businesses that are found to be in violation of this law for the first time will receive a written citation without a financial penalty. A second violation will result in an immediate $100 penalty. Subsequent violations are $500 per violation. These $500 penalties are unlimited and can highly impact your bottom line.