Bag ban enforced today, but most shoppers won’t see fee for paper
Angela Olsen of Los Alamos loads groceries into her car outside Wal-Mart on Wednesday. The store said it will begin charging 11 cents for paper bags on Tuesday. Last month, the City Council voted to drop a mandatory 10-cent fee for paper bags, but stores are permitted to charge the fee. Olsen says she’s sympathetic to business owners who will have higher costs due to the bag ban. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:00 pm
Updated: 12:01 am, Sat Mar 29, 2014.
Brenda Iturralde was carrying her groceries from Albertsons in brown paper bags Wednesday and loading them into her car. She had forgotten to bring her reusable tote bags.
“If stores started charging [for the paper bags], I definitely wouldn’t forget my [reusable] bags,” Iturralde said.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:00 pm.
Updated: 12:01 am.