HFS BY KAREN MATTHEWS – A woman carries her purchase in plastic bags from a Gristedes supermarket on New York’s Upper West Side, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Merchants in New York who now hand out billions of free, disposable plastic bags each year to shoppers and diners would have to start charging 5 cents each for the convenient but environmentally unfriendly receptacles under a bill set for a city council vote Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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