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NY1 reports that the New York City Council will consider a new bill that would mandate the charging of a 10 cent fee for every single use paper or plastic bag used in the city.

According to the story, New Yorkers use more than five billion bags a year, and "it costs the city about $10 million each year to transport 100,000 tons of bags to landfills."

The story notes that a similar bill failed to get through the City Council last year, but there seems to be more support for it in 2014.
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