Edmonds shoppers adjusting to bag ban

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At T.J.Maxx on Highway 99 in Edmonds, they had no bags for buyers on Friday. So Lynne Penhollow, of Edmonds, leaves with her purchases, having to carry them all without a bag. (Photo by Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times)

If the first day of the Edmonds’ plastic-bag ban is any indication, the new ordinance is going to take some getting used to — on the part of both shoppers and retailers, according to a report Saturday from My Edmonds News online news partner The Seattle Times.

Edmonds became the first city in the state Friday to institute a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Plastic bags are still allowed in the produce and meat sections of grocery stores and for takeout food at restaurants.

More on the Times story can be found here.

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