As a step taken by the New Jersey-based retailer to eliminate the use of plastic bags, Shoprite has stated that it will start charging its customers for the plastic bags.
The action taken by the retailer is meant to encourage customers to use more recyclable items in their shopping.
5 cents will be shelled out for every plastic bag.
Shoprite posted on their Facebook page: ”
Due to the town’s single-use plastic bag fee, we will be offering 10¢ reusable plastic bags and 25¢ reusable totes for a limited time. Please take advantage to save money and help the environment. So on Tuesday 1/1, don’t forget to start bringing your own bags! ” .