Wegmans to remove Plastic Bags From all Maryland Stores

July 21, 2022 Joshua Barlow, WTOP

In an effort to curb packaging made from fossil fuels, Wegmans Food Markets said Thursday that it will stop providing single-use plastic bags in all of its Maryland stores.

Plastic Bags Banned in N.J. as Murphy Signs New Law

Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a new law banning businesses from handing out single-use plastic bags, polystyrene food containers, plastic straws and paper bags in New Jersey. The measure, which was passed by state lawmakers in September, is seen as the strictest stance against single-use plastics in the nation.

NY Plastic Bag Ban: Why Wegmans Will Charge For Paper Bags This Month

As of Jan. 27, Wegmans will no longer pack groceries in single-use plastic bags at its New York state stores and will charge 5 cents per paper grocery bag.

Providence Plastic Bag Ban Begins Tuesday

Stores in Providence will have to stop giving single-use plastic bags to customers on Tuesday, when the city’s plastic bag ban officially takes effect.

New York is Expected to Become the Second State to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

April 3, 2019 Dakin Andone, CNN

The ban, which would go into place next March, is expected to be passed as part of the state’s 2020 budget deal, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders said they had agreed to on Sunday.