Starr:Bag Charge 'Unacceptable' To Some Shoppers

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

By Tiobe Barron

The ban against certain types of shopping bags, that went into effect Sunday, prohibits retailers within the Ojai city limits from providing customers with single-use plastic bags. The ordinance also requires retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each paper bag they use. The Ojai City Council passed the ban April 10. Retailers had until now to use the plastic bags they had in stock. The grace period of a

little less than three months was not enough for at least one retailer, however. Terry Starr, owner of Starr Market, says he has

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