Why is there a charge for paper bags?

The 10-cent fee will encourage residents to bring their own bags. Studies show that bag fees reduce single-use bag usage. Prior to being given a paper bag, a customer will be asked whether he/she wants a bag and be informed that it will cost 10 cents. The bag fees must be included on the customer’s receipt. Merchants will keep the 10-cent fee to offset any bag costs.

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