No more single-use plastic bags at Wegmans come January 27

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — If you’re a Wegmans shopper in the state of New York, prepare for some major bag changes in the checkout line come late January. Wegmans employee Rusty Dewing said Monday, “We want to start transitioning everybody over to being used to hopefully reusable bags that way that’s the best sustainability for our county and our state.” It’s a bump in the road Wegmans anticipates, Dewing saying, “hang on there, we’ll help you through the transition as best we can.” “It may not make a big impact right now, but I think over the course of time, it will.” This change at Wegmans comes ahead of the statewide ban of single-use plastic bags on March 1. Wegmans customer Christine Showalter is all for the changes, and calls herself an avid reusable bag user. “Less waste, I mean we’re not going to have plastic bags being thrown away, I mean we’re not going to have them just drifting around, I think it’s going to be better for the world,” he said.center_img Fellow shopper Paul Ulrich acknowledges the potential hassle for customers come the changes, saying, “I think it’s going to be an inconvenience for a little while.” Ulrich however, is focused on what he thinks the impact of the change will be. On January 27, Wegmans stores in New York will no longer offer single-use plastic bags. Rather, your options will be either reusable bags or paper ones for 5 cents per bag. At the Johnson City Wegmans, money raised through the purchase of paper bags will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.last_img