Choose To Reuse
On February 4, 2020, The Niskayuna Co-op will begin instituting the New York State ban on single-use plastic bags. That means we will no longer be able to provide single-use plastic bags at check-out. We encourage our members and customers to bring or purchase reusable bags from the Co-op for all of their shopping. Everyone will receive a 5¢ credit for every reusable bag they use at check-out. We have Reusable bags available with prices ranging from $1.25 up to $20 for a canvas Co-op Bag!
What You Need To Know!
- Customers are highly encouraged to bring or purchase reusable bags from the Co-op for all of their shopping. Customers receive a 5¢ credit for every reusable bag used at check-out.
- The Niskayuna Co-op will no longer be able to provide single-use plastic bags. We can, however, dispose of any old plastic bags for you.
- Paper Bags will be available in the event you forget your own bags.
- Plastic non-checked product bags such as the ones used for produce, uncooked meat, fish or poultry, bulk items, and sliced or prepared foods are exempt from this ban.
Starting March 1, 2020, a new bag waste reduction law will take effect in New York State – where over 23 billion plastic bags are typically used each year. Plastic bag usage affects both our communities and the environment. Plastic bags can be seen stuck in trees, as litter in our neighborhoods, and floating in our waterways. From the significant recycling and disposal issues, they pose to the harm they can do to wildlife, the negative impacts of plastic bags are easily seen.
As a consumer, you can help and Choose to Reuse. Keep reusable bags in your car, or clip folding reusable bags onto your commuting bag or purse so you always have them handy. If you store them near the door or coat closet, you’ll be more likely to remember them on the way out. Remember that every time you use a reusable bag, you are doing your part to prevent litter and waste. Using reusable bags makes sense and is the right thing to do. You can also remind your family, friends, and neighbors to bring their reusable bags whenever they shop.
For a Full Explanation of the new bag waster reduction law please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Website.