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Stewart's Shops to stop carrying plastic bags

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 31, 2020 06:45 PM
Created: January 31, 2020 09:34 AM

Stewart's Shops is now phasing out plastic bags.

The company says with their efforts to go green and the statewide ban on plastic bags, they will no longer use the bags. However, they are encouraging people to continue to use them or share them for as long as possible.

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They will start using paper bags in a variety of sizes, which takes up twice as much space in their stores. They are also planning on selling reusable totes, so customers have something to transport ice cream home in.

When the plastic bag ban goes into effect, cities and counties can impose a five cent fee on paper bags.

Many customers have been outspoken about the controversial ban, saying the fees imposed will help the county and or the state make more money.

Stewart's Shops will use any remaining plastic bags until they run out.

Hear reaction from Stewart's Shops President Gary Dake, by watching the video of Brooke Selby's story.


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