Governor Baker has mandated that shoppers not use their own reusable bags when they shop in stores during this time of COVID-19*. As a result, shoppers who do not wish to use single use plastic or paper bags have been left in a quandary.
Try this workaround:
- Have your reusable bags in the trunk of your car.
- At checkout, refuse disposable bags and instead place your purchased items back into the cart.
- Once you reach your car, transfer your grocery items into the reusable bags.
*There is little evidence that shows reusable bags are a high risk for contamination, and they can easily be laundered which kills the virus. Read How Big Plastic Is Using Coronavirus to Bring Back Wasteful Bags, Mother Jones, March 27, 2020.