"We have reviewed and discussed a number of articles and laws of other localities, and have held a joint meeting with the Tarrytown CAC who is also considering this issue," the CAC's Mike Sigal said in a note to Feiner. "Our tentative conclusion is that a fee for all disposable bags, both plastic and paper, is proper and the right way to go environmentally."
The CAC said a law could "impose a fee for large retailers giving out disposable bags, either plastic or paper bags, and a 50%/50% split with the retailers."
The fee would be "in the ballpark" of about $0.10 per bag and would only apply to larger retailers initially.
"And, hopefully, over time, the fee will cause consumers to think about this practice and the overall use of plastic and paper bags will go down," Sigal said.
Feiner asks any residents who want to weigh in on the topic email email@example.com.