NYLPI Urges That City Council Votes to “Skip the Stuff!”

December 8, 2021

Environmental Justice, News, Waste Equity

A plastic fork in a trash bag alongside take-out wrapping.

This week, Environmental Justice Legal Fellow Caroline Soussloff testified before the City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing in support of Intro 1775-B, the “Skip the Stuff” bill. “Skip the Stuff” would reduce single-use plastic usage by requiring restaurants to default to reusable napkins and utensils unless otherwise requested. NYLPI supports the bill as a member of the ReusableNYC coalition.

This bill is a straightforward, common-sense measure: it spares consumers from receiving items they do not want in the first place and will likely never end up using, and it will be easy and extremely cost-effective for businesses to comply with.

Read Soussloff’s full testimony here.

Read a summary of the council hearing from the Natural Resources Defense Council here.

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