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Hastings Board of Trustees Wednesday to Discuss Plastic Bag Ban

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Trustees Wednesday will consider whether to ban plastic bags and styrofoam containers in the Village, potentially joining a growing number of communities in Westchester County if the measure is approved. 

Currently, the City of Rye, Village of Mamaroneck, and Village of Larchmont ban on disposable bags, and Ossining and Pleasantville are also considering joining the ranks with Hastings.

"Non-biodegradable plastic bags often are discarded into the environment and end up polluting our waterways, clogging sewers, endangering marine life and causing unsightly litter," reads the resolution before the board Wednesday evening. "These bags last hundreds of years in landfills and are a potential source of harmful chemicals when they do break down. The intent of this article is to improve the environment in Hastings-on-Hudson by encouraging the use of reusable checkout bags and banning the use of plastic bags for retail checkout of purchased goods."

Wednesday's hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Orr Room of the Hastings Public Library, 7 Maple Ave. 

Click here to read the proposed Hastings-on-Hudson plastic bag ban resolution.
Sterling April 22, 2014 at 08:05 PM
ban plastic bags and keep thanking and weaving BP in the fabric of your faux village, makes perfect sense Hastings. No need for footwear Hastings, the Mt. Everest of talking the talk.

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