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NYLCV, Schneiderman Team Up Against Toxic Toys

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a letter to retailers across New York State reminding them of their legal obligation to ensure the safety of children's products ahead of the holiday shopping season. The letter came just days after the NYLCV Education Fund and Clean & Healthy New York issued a report on the presence of toxic toys on store shelves in Albany County.
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Our New Report On Toxic Toys in Albany County

NYLCVEF's Christopher Goeken, center, speaks at the Albany press conference where the report was unveiled.NYLCVEF's Christopher Goeken, center, speaks at the Albany press conference where the report was unveiled.New report by Clean & Healthy New York and the NYLCV Education Fund confirms that action is needed to protect the health of families in the Capital Region. Toxic chemicals have no place in children's toys, and they should not be on store shelves for sale. Parents deserve the right to know what dangers are lurking in the products they bring home, so they can make informed decisions about their families' health.
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Fight Against Plastic Bags Goes To New York City Hall

NYLCV's NYC Sustainability Director Ya-Ting  Liu speaks at a rally in support of a plan to reduce plastic bag  use.NYLCV's NYC Sustainability Director Ya-Ting Liu speaks at a rally in support of a plan to reduce plastic bag use.New Yorkers use 9.7 billion carryout bags every year. Taxpayers shell out $12 million a year just to truck single-use bags to landfills. Plastic bags litter our streets, playgrounds and beaches, and they literally kill wildlife like birds and turtles who mistake them for food. That's why NYLCV is making a New York City Council bill to reduce the use of plastic bags one of our top local priorities of the year.


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