Why Cities Are Banning Plastic Bags Altogether

NBC News reports single-use plastic bags may soon be banned in the state of Massachusetts. As part of its budget debate, the state Senate approved a provision to ban the bag at all retail stores that are larger than 3,000 square feet or have at least three locations in the state. Although stores would still offer bags for customer use, the new bags must be “reusable” or made of recycled paper. Additionally, shoppers opting for those bags would be slapped with a 10-cent per-bag fee–plus taxes.

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