New York City Council is considering a ban on the sale of plastic bottles in city parks. Photo via Creative Commons.

New York City Council will consider banning the sale of disposable plastic bottles at city parks, beaches and golf courses. Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr., a Democrat from Brooklyn, is proposing the ban with Councilman Ben Kallos, a Democrat from the Upper East Side.

If approved, New York City would become only the third municipality in the country — behind San Francisco and Concord, Mass. — to ban plastic bottle sales and the first to include bottled sodas and juices as well as water.

While the bottles could still be brought in by park-goers, the proposed ban is intended to be a significant step toward curbing the ubiquitous plastic bottles that have become a staple of everyday life.

Source: New York Times