New Yorkers should prepare for paper bag shortage when plastic bag ban hits

New York’s plastic bag ban takes effect March 1, but there aren’t going to be enough paper bags to meet the demand. It’s a problem manufacturers say could last up to five years because there simply aren’t enough factories to meet the booming demand. New York store owners say they’re working on short-term fixes, including stocking up on more pricey, reusable bags — but are bracing for backlash from customers when the ban hits. Read the full story on the New York Post.