SUNY campuses begin phasing out plastic bottles, bags, utensils, even balloons

SUNY campuses will phase out the use of plastic utensils, bags, bottles and other items in the coming years as part of a statewide push to keep hard-to-recycle waste out of landfills.

The new policy phasing out so-called single-use plastics came out of recommendations made by a task force that began studying the issue two years ago.

Grocery bags, water and beverage bottles, plastic wrap, stirrers, straws, utensils — even balloons — will be phased out in stages as more plastic-free alternatives are developed.

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