LONG BEACH (CBS) — Supermarkets and major retailers will no longer provide customers with plastic bags due to a ban that went into effect in Long Beach Monday morning.
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Shoppers are now required to bring their own reusable bags, or pay 10 cents each for paper ones.
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The city council enacted the ban to protect the environment, but is also hoping to save money on trash cleanup.
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While 66 major stores are no longer offering plastic bags, 2,000 smaller stores won’t be required to follow the ban until next year.