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Wegmans' plastic bag removal: What shoppers need to know

Wegmans will be eliminating all single-use plastic bags at all New York stores on January 27.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On January 27, Wegmans will be getting rid of single-use plastic grocery bags at all of its stores here in New York. 

This impacts the plastic bags shoppers receive when they cash out at the register. All of the bags used for produce, deli, meat, and in the pharmacy, are already made from 100 percent plant-based materials. 

Wegmans will be shifting its customers to reusable bags, which you can buy there for $0.99 each. 

You can also get a paper bag but it will cost you $0.05. 

If that Wegmans is located in a city, town, or village which agreed to the state-imposed fee, $0.02 will go back to that municipality, while $0.03 will go back to the state. 

If the Wegmans is located in a city, town, or village which opted out of the state-imposed fee, that $0.05 will be donated to a local food bank. 

For shoppers who get their groceries on Instacart or Meals2Go, drivers will deliver your items in paper bags and you will not be charged extra for them unless you live in a city, town, or village that agreed to the state-imposed fee.

You can find more information by heading to Wegmans' website. 

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