Some Illinois retailers will soon charge for single-use bags

You'll be charged 10 cents for each one at Edwardsville's big-box retailers starting April 2020.

Megan Lynch
October 21, 2019 - 12:32 pm
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) — It might cost you more to shop at some Illinois businesses ... unless you bring your own bags. 

The Edwardsville City Council has approved a fee for single-use plastic and paper bags. You'll be charged 10 cents for each one at Edwardsville's big-box retailers starting April 2020. 

City Councilman Will Krause said signs will be posted on a store's front doors and at the cash register. 

Related: Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

"It gives them a heads up prior to coming in, so if you're on your way to the store and you're like, 'Oh, shoot, I forgot my bags, let me go back to my car and grab them,' you have those reminders," Krause said.

The fee will be kept by the stores. Small businesses are exempt. 

Krause was a guest on KMOX At Your Service Sunday, Oct. 20. You can listen to this week's full episode here:

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