Paper or no plastic: New bill may eliminate plastic bags in California entirely

For anyone who’s shopped at Trader Joe’s, it’s already a familiar choice: You can carry your groceries out in a paper bag or perhaps a spare cardboard box, in a tote you brought from home or—if you’re shopping lightly/daringly—by hand.

What you can’t use is a plastic bag issued by Trader Joe’s. The store doesn’t give them out.

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