Nobody likes a hassle, least of all New Yorkers.
Yet New York City has joined cities like Washington, D.C., and Buenos Aires in imposing a fee on paper and plastic bags. They will be 5 cents apiece in New York City starting in October.
“Five cents to take a plastic bag out of a grocery store?” asked Adolph Teams incredulously.
“It’s petty!” said one New Yorker who goes by Sexy Mama.
“It’s just one more thing that complicates my life,” said Miriam Gonzales.
Think of the poor!
Think of the dog poop!