MELVILLE, NY, March 2, 2020 (Local News) -A state judge on Friday granted a short-term victory to opponents of New York’s pending ban on single-use plastic bags, signing an order to delay enforcement until at least April 1 while a lawsuit continues.
The state statute imposing the ban technically takes effect Sunday, although enforcement of the regulations and penalties wasn’t expected to begin until March 14.
But a coalition of bodega owners, packaging companies and others has been seeking a temporary injunction and restraining order to block the regulations altogether. The lead plaintiff is Poly-Pak Industries, a Melville company that says the state ban will put it out of business.
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