Plastic Bag Ban

As of Jan. 1, grocery stores and many other retailers in Delaware are prohibited from providing thin plastic bags to customers at the checkout counter.

Any Delawarean who has gone to the grocery store this month has undoubtedly seen a new sign: “No more plastic bags — effective Jan. 1”.

The statewide ban on plastic bags will reduce waste that ends up in our communities, rivers, coastlines, forests and parks. Plastic bags end up in the environment through a cycle. If you throw away your plastic bag, it typically ends up in a landfill, where often the wind blows it away because it is so lightweight.

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