LARCHMONT The Village Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on the proposed plastic-bag ban legislation.
Single-use plastic bags, typically given out at the point of sale, would be eliminated by merchants.
The move is an effort to improve the environment and encourage the use of reusable bags, said Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews.
Similar legislation has been adopted by the City of Rye and the Village of Mamaroneck, and is currently being considered by the Town of Mamaroneck.
If the resolution is adopted, the law will go into effect on Oct. 1 to give retail establishment’s time to dispose of their existing inventory of plastic checkout bags and convert to alternative packaging materials.
The Village of Mamaroneck plastic bag-ban goes into effect on April 1.
Recent plastic-bag bans in the City of Rye and Village of Mamaroneck were modeled after East Hampton and Southampton on Long Island and Westport, Conn.
The public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room.