Back in March we all had to get used to the idea of bringing our own reusable bags to the grocery store. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic many stores decided not to allow your own bags in for fear of spreading germs and brought back the reusable plastic bags. That's about to end at Price Chopper/Market 32 stores around the Capital Region.
Originally, asingle-use plastic bag banwent into effect in New York State on March 1. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been holding off enforcing the ban due to a court challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has prolonged that challenge.
Another thing you'll need to get used to is packing your own bags as they will not pack your reusable bags themselves at the store.