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For Release: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Statement from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos

on the Decision in the Case brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al

The Court's decision is a victory and a vindication of New York State's efforts to end the scourge of single-use plastic bags and a direct rebuke to the plastic bag manufacturers who tried to stop our law. DEC encourages New Yorkers to transition to reusable bags whenever and wherever they shop and to use common-sense precautions to keep reusable bags clean.

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