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File #: Res 0628-2011    Version: * Name: Enact legislation that regulates the amount and type of packaging used to encase goods procured by the State and all localities.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 1/18/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to enact legislation that regulates the amount and type of packaging used to encase goods procured by the State and all localities.
Sponsors: James Sanders, Jr., Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Annabel Palma, Larry B. Seabrook, Jumaane D. Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, James G. Van Bramer, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Jessica S. Lappin, Robert Jackson, James F. Gennaro, Charles Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/28/11, 2. Hearing Transcript 2/28/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 2/28/11, 4. Committee Report 7/26/11, 5. Hearing Transcript 7/26/11, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/28/2011*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/2011*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/2011*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Contracts Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2011*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Contracts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2011*James Sanders, Jr. Committee on Contracts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2011*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2011*James Sanders, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 628
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to enact legislation that regulates the amount and type of packaging used to encase goods procured by the State and all localities.
 
 
By Council Members Sanders Jr., Brewer, Cabrera, Gentile, James, Koppell, Palma, Seabrook, Williams, Mark-Viverito, Levin, Chin, Van Bramer, Recchia, Vallone, Lappin, Jackson, Gennaro and Barron
 
      Whereas, New York City agencies purchase millions of dollars of goods each year; and
      Whereas, The packaging used to protect such goods during transport and delivery produces large amounts of solid waste that enters the waste stream; and
Whereas, Many vendors are not eco-friendly in that they: (i) use non-recyclable materials; (ii) use toxic materials that could be replaced with less-toxic alternatives; (iii) fail to use materials that contain a significant percentage of recycled content; or (iv) unnecessarily over-package the goods; and
Whereas, The solid waste resulting from such packaging ultimately contributes to pollution that costs the City millions of dollars in disposal fees each year; and
Whereas, the same conditions with regard to solid waste resulting from packaging occur in all jurisdictions throughout the State; and
Whereas, In order to decrease the amount of solid waste generated by the packaging used to encase the goods purchased by the City, State and other localities,  the State Legislature would need to enact legislation to regulate the type and amount of packaging used in public procurement; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to enact legislation that regulates the amount and type of packaging used to encase goods procured by the State and all localities.
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