Mayor Walsh Continuing To Allow Plastic Bags Through September

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced stores will be allowed to use plastic bags until September 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The city originally suspended the ban on plastic bags back in March. The state also banned reusable bags across the Commonwealth. That ban has since been lifted.

In a statement, the city said "this transition will allow stores to use up any single-use plastic bags that they have purchased during the emergency. The five-cent per bag fee will also not be in effect."

By October 1, the plastic bag ban will go back into effect.

"While we're extending that suspension to best serve businesses and residents, I want to be clear that the Boston Public Health Commission and the state Department of Public Health have said that reusable bags are safe and people should feel free to use them," Mayor Walsh said.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

(Photo: Getty Images)

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content