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    Wegmans' plastic bag removal: What shoppers need to know

    Wegmans' plastic bag removal: What shoppers need to know

    BUFFALO, N.Y. On January 27, Wegmans will be getting rid of single-use plastic grocery bags at all of its stores here in New York. This impacts the plastic bags shoppers receive when they cash out at the register. All of the bags used for produce, deli, meat, and in the pharmacy, are already made from 100 percent plant-based materials.
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    You can also get a paper bag but it will cost you $0.05.
    If that Wegmans is located in a city, town, or village which agreed to the state-imposed fee, $0.02 will go back to that municipality, while $0.03 will go back to the state.
    What justification is there for the 5 cent fee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    Wegmans' plastic bag removal: What shoppers need to know


    https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/lo...cxA3GaOoCFTBS8





    What justification is there for the 5 cent fee?
    From the Wegman's website
    “By adding a charge for each paper bag, our hope is to incentivize the adoption of reusable bags, and in time, achieve our goal of eliminating all single-use bags,” said Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans packaging and sustainability manager

    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    The fee is state imposed.

    You can also get a paper bag but it will cost you $0.05.
    If that Wegmans is located in a city, town, or village which agreed to the state-imposed fee, $0.02 will go back to that municipality, while $0.03 will go back to the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident View Post
    The fee is state imposed.
    At stores where the county or municipality choose not to institute a 5-cent fee for paper bags, Wegmans will charge 5 cents per bag. The amount collected from the paper-bag charge will be donated to the local food bank serving each region.

    Have a GREAT day,
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    At stores where the county or municipality choose not to institute a 5-cent fee for paper bags, Wegmans will charge 5 cents per bag. The amount collected from the paper-bag charge will be donated to the local food bank serving each region.

    The $0.05 isn't a big deal especially since they are donating it to a good cause in the food bank.

    But I will guarantee you that charging customers a nickel for each bag is going to cause some customers to demand cashiers to perfectly pack bags to hold the absolute most while using the absolute least. It's going to be worse than when a boomer wants to write a check.

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    No more plastic bags...how will I ever clean up after my dog??
    Cant use my hands as the stuff stinks...what will I ever do?? (sic)

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    Here you go

    Use my affiliate link

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    For $17.15 plus free shipping you can now clean up after your dog 1000 times. Maybe less depending on how many bags your dog can fill each time you take it for a walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftWNYbecauseofBS View Post
    The $0.05 isn't a big deal especially since they are donating it to a good cause in the food bank.

    But I will guarantee you that charging customers a nickel for each bag is going to cause some customers to demand cashiers to perfectly pack bags to hold the absolute most while using the absolute least. It's going to be worse than when a boomer wants to write a check.
    It's really no biggie to go back to paper bags. I guess it must be easier to grow trees if paper is fine again


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