The City Council is ready to vote on a 10-cent fee for consumers who don't use their own bags at checkout. The ideal is to get the consumers to bring in their own reusable bags. Mayor Bill de Blasio is on board with this legislation because he is going for zero waste.
I'm all for recycling, but I'm not for taxing the poor who can little afford another expense when they go shopping. I think an ad campaign about recycling is a smarter way to get people to the right thing for our environment.
In my opinion, I think the City Council is operating under the influence of stupidity.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village