City Market starting plastic bag ban early

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) As of July 1st, Vermont law requires business to stop providing single-use plastic bags to their customers.

But City Market in Burlington is planning to get a head start by eliminating their plastic bags by April 20th, two days before Earth Day.

Leaders at the Co-op say that getting rid of plastic bags before the state ban will give them and their customers more time to get used to re-usable and paper-only carryout bags.

"We certainly understand that the transition may be difficult for some, but at the same time I think, we would hope that our members and our customers understand the broader impact, said John Tashiro of City Market.

The Co-op says they expect some growing pains with their new policy, but they are hopeful that this change will have a lasting impact on waste production.