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