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Locals give mixed reactions to the city’s plastic bag ban

In December 2019, the city passed a plastic bag ordinance prohibiting businesses from issuing single-use plastic bags at checkout. Due to the pandemic, city officials delayed implementation until July 2021. Since then, non-compliant businesses have only received warnings. Starting April 1, all non-compliant businesses will receive fines. Shoppers in Germantown have mixed reactions now that the law is entirely in effect. | From: Germantown Info Hub (Read more.)