NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Cassandra Clayton) "Garbage barge's" voyage recalled; details given, scenes shown. Suffolk Cnty., New York, reported banning certain types of plastics in area. [Landfill supervisor Dennis HARRISON - comments on plastic garbage.] Durable nature of plastic discussed. [Law's sponsor Steven ENGLEBRIGHT - comments on plastic.] Plastic ban's impact upon area business discussed. [Store owner Heather SHAND - comments on ban.] Brown paper bags noted replacing plastic ones in grocery stores. [SHAND - says she is grocer not chemist.] McDonald's noted unable to use plastic containers for hamburgers and coffee. [RETAILER - expresses anger.] [Suffolk Cnty. executive Patrick HALPIN - comments on ban.] Impact of plastic ban discussed; envtlists. quoted.