TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma shoppers may have to pay between 5 to 10 cents for paper bags when buy at grocery stores.

KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2t7yyHT ) Tacoma’s plastic bag ban at local grocery stores took effect Wednesday. Under the ordinance, grocers must charge at least 5 cents for each paper bags. The hope is that customers will either pay for more environment-friendly options or bring in their own reusable bags.

Stadium Thriftway Owner Mike Hargreaves says his grocery store is charging 10 cents because each bag costs 15 cents to make.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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