Ah, the law of unintended consequences strikes again.
New Jersey has banned BOTH plastic bags and paper bags. Plastic straws can only be given out on request. This will help save the planet – or something like that.
But grocery shoppers need something to carry their food. NJ.com reports many shoppers are “simply leaving the store with their groceries stuffed in the shopping baskets… making the bins the latest grocery store convenience to disappear in the aftermath of the plastic bag ban.” This headline says it all: