We’ve all had the experience of carrying a bundle of plastic bags from the grocery store. Sometimes, you may even take a couple more bags just because they’re free and you can store them at home for another use. Plastic bags are used at stores across the U.S., but that’s slowly changing.
A movement to ban plastic bags in select cities and towns has grown, and now the most populous state in the U.S. has voted to instate a statewide ban on plastic bags.
In late 2016, California banned single-use plastic bags, with other states, such as Massachusetts and New York, considering their own similar actions. To acknowledge and highlight this growing trend, we put together a few of the most commonly asked questions (and answers) about the California bag ban: