whoa! Look what happened yesterday while I was complaining:
Suffolk lawmakers OK plastic bag recycling measure
BY CHAU LAM
The Suffolk County Legislature yesterday approved legislation that would require large supermarkets and retailers to collect and recycle plastic shopping bags or face fines.
The bill, passed by a vote of 17-1, aims to curb the proliferation of the ubiquitous carryout bags and to encourage consumers to switch to reusable sacks, said Wayne Horsley (D-Babylon), its sponsor.
"Our intention is to make the recycling of plastic bags easy," Horsley said. "Frankly, this is going a long way to making Long Island greener and cleaner."