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A bill to requiring New York City grocers to charge 10 cents for each paper or plastic bag given to customers has been unveiled: "New Yorkers annually use 5.2 billion carryout bags, the vast majority of which are not recycled. The legislation aims to alter the behavior of city consumers, who would be able avoid the 10-cent charges by bringing their own bags when they go shopping... Other cities have already implemented measures to cut down on plastic-bag consumption and have seen reductions of 60% to 90% in waste." [Crain's]