New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Nikki M. Mascali

Metro Council wants ban on single-use plastic bottle sales in NYC parks and beaches by Nikki M. Mascali

Council wants ban on single-use plastic bottle sales in NYC parks and beaches

After President Trump rolled back a six-year Obama-era ban on selling bottled water at U.S. national parks last year, New York City Council has responded by introducing a ban of their own on single-use water bottles at city parks and beaches.

“In the face of the Trump administration's regressive and profit-driven agenda, it is time we step up and do our part to curb our reliance on single-use bottles,” said Council Member Rafael Espinal, who on Monday introduced legislation alongside Council Member Ben Kallos and Environmental Protection Chair Costa Constantinides.