Boston's Plastic Bag Ban Back In Effect Thursday

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston’s plastic bag ban went back into effect on Thursday.

Stores can now only provide bags that are reusable, recyclable, or can later be used as compost. Retailers also can no longer stock single-use plastic bags with handles.

The Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance was lifted back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Mayor Marty Walsh said it is important to maintain the policy as part of the city’s climate leadership.

Stores will charged a 5-cent fee for any bag they provide. The store will keep that charge.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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