Boston Plastic Bag Ban Begins Today

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Today, Boston starts the ban on single-use plastic bags. This comes a year after the City Council and Mayor Walsh enacted the ordinance for grocery stores, shops, and take-out restaurants.

With plastic no longer an option, supermarket shoppers can get paper bags at a city-mandated 5 cents per--or purchase reusable options if they don't already have them.

Don't call the authorities if you do see some shoppers with their goods in plastic--some smaller stores are allowed to use up what stock they had left when the ban went into effect at midnight.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

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