Local Wegmans Locations Ban Use of Plastic Bags in Stores

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Wegmans, the New York-based grocery store, has enforced the ban of plastic bags in its Pennsylvania stores beginning on Sept. 22, writes Jennifer Shannon for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Chester County Wegmans locations in Downingtown and Malvern will follow as directed.

Wegmans had begun to phase-out plastic bag usage in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia. They aim to eliminate all plastic-bag usage in its stores by the end of the year.

The grocery-chain will charge 5 cents per paper bag, with proceeds going towards local food banks and United Way.

Learn more about Wegmans’ plastic bag ban in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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