It’s paper in Palmer as plastic bag ban begins
Palmer's plastic bag ban, approved last year by local authorities, is now in effect.
The town's two big grocery stores, Carrs Safeway and Fred Meyer, both had paper bags on hand for customers Tuesday.
In May, the Palmer City Council voted to end the use of disposable plastic bags less than four-thousandths of an inch thick, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Wasilla passed a similar bag ban last year as well.
Advocates say the thin plastic often gets blown from the landfill and ends up polluting the environment.
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