Hauppauge, NY – Legislator William R. Spencer, local leaders and the Department of Health Services will be announcing the information contained in a report evaluating the progress of the County’s carryout bag law. The findings, which include three sets of data, indicate significant success in the county’s effort to reduce the consumption and waste of single-use bags. The report, measuring shoppers’ bag choices, beach clean-up statistics and bag purchases by retailers before and after the implementation of the policy, is an undertaking unique to Suffolk County. Such an extensive study has not been conducted in any other municipality throughout the country.
Who: Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D.
Legislator Bridget Fleming
Legislator Kara Hahn
Legislator Rudy Sunderman
Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Dr. Rebecca Grella, Brentwood High School
John Turner, Conservation Policy Advocate at Seatuck Environmental Association
Chris Sortino, Suffolk County Department of Health Services
Jay Peltz, Food Industry Alliance of New York State, Inc.
Students who participated in survey
When: Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30 PM
Where: Suffolk County Legislature, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway; W.H. Rogers Building, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Press Materials: Report and legislation
Visuals: Posters with data