Connecticut retailers of all types are getting ready to charge a new 10-cent tax on single-use plastic bags, changing how many consumers will carry home groceries or a take-out meal.
Consumers across Connecticut will pay a .10 cent tax on all single use plastic bags starting on August 1st. There will be an outright ban on single-use plastic bags on July 1, 2021.
The ‘Bag Tax’ is back and a key legislative committee says it should start this October.
'Ban the bag' was a rallying cry to state lawmakers from many school kids that went to the State Capitol today speaking in favor of banning plastic bags.
The tax on one-time use plastic bags effects a lot more than grocery stores.
Restaurants and major chain retailers like Target also have to charge the new tax which went into effect today.
A new tax begins Thursday in Connecticut, and it will not only be coming to your favorite stores, but will also affect the way you shop.
Starting Thursday the plastic bags at the checkout areas of Stop & Shop and Big Y will all be gone.
That’s the same day retailers are required by the state to charge a ten cent tax on one time use plastic bags.
News 8 answers some frequently asked questions regarding the plastic bag tax that went into effect on August 1.
The grocery store chain Stop & Shop says it is eliminating single-use plastic bags at checkout at its Connecticut stores.
A free feature that exists on iPhone can help set location-based reminders so that the bags – or even items you need to purchase – are not forgotten during your grocery store trip.