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Re: “Bill to ban plastic shopping bags

The 5 cents is simply paying for the bag. The store keeps the 5 cents to put towards purchasing these bags. Currently, the bag costs are embedded in the cost of the groceries, so we are still paying for them, even though they seem like they're for free. This way consumers can save money when they bring in reusable bags, and those that don't will have to buy one to bring their groceries in. 5 cents is set as an incentive to create behavior change, and has shown to be effective in reducing paper bag use in other cities who have done this. The purpose is to reduce the amount of both paper and plastic reusable bags. Hope this helps.
printed plastic bags

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Posted by maxpak on 07/15/2011 at 12:55 AM

 

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