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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Paterson enacts
"Green Initiatives"
for stores
By Erin Place
The Palladium-Times
Oswego, N.Y. -
As of Jan. 1, 2009, all retailers in New York state with more than 10,000 square feet of space will have to provide recycling receptacles to customers as a result of a new law signed by Gov. David Paterson recently.

The law also includes stores that are part of a chain with more than five stores, each consisting of more than 5,000 square feet. Next year, businesses will have to provide bins to collect used plastic carryout bags and then recycle them. They will also have to maintain records for three years noting the amount of plastic bags that were collected and recycled. Read on..

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