Bloomberg News reports:
New Jersey became the first state to ban both plastic and paper bags on Wednesday, leaving companies and shoppers to find creative workarounds to get their groceries home.
ShopRite, with more than 100 New Jersey stores, will charge a flat $1.50 per order for reusable bags. Instacart Inc., which fulfills shoppers’ lists for Aldi Inc., Lidl Ltd., CVS Health Corp. and others, said it will charge a flat bag fee, but didn’t specify the cost.
No other U.S. state has banned paper bags, though some require recycled content or per-bag consumer fees of a few cents, at times channeled to pollution-control programs.
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