New York to ban single-use plastic bags

Plastic not fantastic; New York slated to become the second US state to ban single-use plastic bags.

New York is due to become the second state in the United States to stop shops from providing plastic bags for most purchases.

The ban on the single-use bags was passed as part of the state’s budget negotiations.

It signals a growing concern nationwide.


Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.