Some retailers worry NY’s plastic bag ban will create ‘inconvenience’ stores

Some convenience store owners in New York State are worried about the new plastic bag ban going into effect this weekend. Their concerns are over the possible cost increase and limited availability of paper bags as stores make the switch. New York is not the only state banning plastic bags. That’s caused a spike in demand for paper bags, according to Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores.

“The problem is there is not enough inventory and production capacity to meet that demand,” Calvin said. He said convenience store owners trying to order paper bags are being told either none, or a limited amount are currently available. Visit WBFO to learn more.