BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wegmans is the first notable supermarket in the region to eliminate the use of plastic bags ahead of the March 1 deadline.
The chain announced Monday they will eliminate the use of carryout plastic bags on January 27 and also charge a five-cent fee on paper bags. This after lawmakers in Albany voted to ban all single-use plastic bags last year.
But not all companies are following suit. In a statement, Tops said they will continue using plastic bags until March.
Official Statement from Tops