NY1, the 24 hour, New York, Newschannel, has a story about Broolkyn lawmakers passing out reusable bags
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined elected officials and environmentalists in Downtown Brooklyn Tuesday to hand out canvas bags to shoppers as part of the "My Green New York" campaign.Read the rest of the piece, and watch the video here.
The event aimed to encourage people to put down the plastic bags and pick up more environmentally-friendly ones.
"We're lowering the amount of garbage in our landfills. And we're preserving energy because we're not using the plastic, all the energy it takes to make the plastic bags. And this is much more convenient and helpful," said Markowitz.
"Yeah, it will take a long time to get us out of using plastic bags. But I'm really trying. And I reuse my plastic bags when I do accept them," said shopper Jane Parkerton.