Stamford, Say Goodbye To Plastic Bags! | Stamford Moms

Get your reusable bags ready… and don’t forget to take them out of the trunk once you get to the grocery store! Beginning in April, retail stores in Stamford will be ban from packing your purchases into single-use plastic bags. Paper bags will be available, but in order to encourage the use of reusable bags, they’ll cost you 10 cents each.

There are a few exceptions to the new rule. Small plastic bags that are used for fruit, vegetables, nuts and hardware are exempt from the law. So are bags for meat, fish, newspapers, dry cleaning, flowers, some bakery and prepared foods and potted plants.

The law was adopted by the Board of Representatives this week. Stamford Mayor David Martin is expected to sign the bill in the next few weeks. Once that happens, businesses will have six months to get ready.

So how can you get ready? Stock up on reusable bags! Here are a few great ones!

Large Rume Tote
This tote has more structure than your typical reusable bag
Natural Canvas Tote
Perfect for a DIY project for the kids!
Baggy Bag
So many fun prints & holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff!
Trader Joe’s Reusable Bag Set 
Since it’s probably where you spend most of your time (like I do)!
Set of 5 Colorful Reusable Shopping Bags
Because who doesn’t love buying in bulk?!

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