Here is a fun fact about me, my first job was a cashier at the A&P in Shelby, North Carolina. And of course part of that job is bagging the groceries. When given a choice I always preferred bagging with paper bags, the plastic ones were kind of a pain because the groceries would just flop around and fall over. Now the plastic bags will be going away at least in one South Carolina beach town.
North Myrtle Beach is all set to eliminate the use of plastic bags starting July 1. The city defines the prohibited bags as being single use plastic bags provided by a company at check out. Of course this will include more than the grocery stores, it will include most any kind of store.
If you are not one of those people that has a reusable bag, the stores will be able to carry paper bags. The reason for this is ocean and environmental protection. Nearly 13 million tons of plastic makes its way to the world’s ocean and other waterways every year.
To learn more check out all the details from Channel 3.