Legislation introduced in Troy is looking to cut down on paper and plastics.

Councilman David Bissember in Troy introduced the legislation to target waste in Troy, and try to clean up the city’s act according to News Channel 13.   New York is already planning to try and ban plastic bags in 2020 so it looks like the introduced legislation would build on that.

According to News Channel 13, the ‘Plastic Free Hudson River Act’ introduced by Councilman Bissember in Troy would hop on the five cent charge for paper bags.  Also, plastic straws are a target, and they’d only be handed out if people asked in restaurants, not automatically.  Lastly, it looks to ban restaurants from using styrofoam containers. There definitely is a huge focus on plastics in the news, and you can get all the info here.  What are your thoughts?