(PHOTO: Sara Goddard and the Rye Sustainability Committee lead the plastic bag ban for Rye City. See Goddard's letter to MyRye.com on the bag ban.)
Rye City Council has banned plastic bags in the city, effective May 7, 2012. LoHud.com has the details from the council meeting where advocates from other "bag ban" cities such as Southampton and Westport turned out to express support.
Plastics News reports 33 communities in the United States have banned plastic bags.