Great Barrington: Reusable bag use permitted in stores

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Shoppers can now bring reusable grocery bags back to the store.

The state, on July 10, lifted its temporary ban on consumer use of reusable shopping bags, which was imposed in the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis as a public health measure.

Since then, however, some consumers and stores haven't been sure of the status of the plastic bag ban, said Town Manager Mark Pruhenski.

Also rescinded on July 10 was an order imposing occupancy limits in grocery stores.

Questions about the town's plastic bag use policy can be directed to the town Board of Health at 413-528-0680.

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