Plastic Bags To Be Banned In Coastal Counties

Today begins a new era for shoppers in one part of the East. You'll no longer get plastic bags at stores on the Outer Banks.

The ban affects large stores, those bigger than 5,000 square feet. They're not allowed to give shoppers plastic bags for their goods, but can use bags made of recycled paper. The ban goes into effect today for Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties.

Supporters say, if the ban goes well on the Outer Banks, legislators could look to extend it statewide.

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