Pleasantville Considers Banning Plastic Bags

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An environmental group proposed a plastic bag ban in Pleasantville at a recent board meeting.
An environmental group proposed a plastic bag ban in Pleasantville at a recent board meeting. Photo Credit: File

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- An environmental group recently proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags to the village Board of Trustees, according to theexaminernews.com. 

The group claimed that about 435 million plastic bags are used in Westchester and surrounding areas each year and that only 4-8 percent are properly recycled, theexaminernews.com reported. 

Some Westchester municipalities have already implemented a ban, including Rye and Hastings-on-Hudson, theexaminernews.com said. 

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