08/12/19 6:00am
08/12/2019 6:00 AM

Suffolk County officials last week unveiled a $4 billion plan they say will serve as a blueprint for transitioning away from traditional cesspools, which have been identified as a main culprit of nitrogen pollution in ground and surface waters. READ

04/19/19 6:00am
04/19/2019 6:00 AM
Examples of recyclable plastic containers and paper straws that are in accordance with the county’s new regulations. (Credit: Mahreen Khan)

The push to reduce single-use plastics to combat pollution began on a voluntary basis. Last year, Suffolk County officials introduced the “Strawless Suffolk” initiative, a countywide effort asking restaurants to forgo plastic straws.

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