Queens Library To Take Plastic Bags Out of Circulation

In an effort to protect the environment and better use our financial resources, Queens Library will stop offering plastic shopping bags to our customers at all 65 locations on June 30, 2018.

Plastic bags release toxins into the ground and water, can take hundreds of years to decompose, and in many cases are used only once. The Library currently gives away 1 million plastic bags each year, adding approximately 24 tons of plastic to the waste stream.

Thank you to the New York League of Conservation Voters; the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance; the Sierra Club; Costa Constantinides, the chair of the NYC Council Committee on Environmental Protection; and Jimmy Van Bramer, the chair of the NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations, for their support.

Read Our Press Release about this new policy.

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Thu, 2018-03-29 00:47