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Shoppers Getting Used to Plastic Bag Ban

If you’ve been grocery shopping in Grass Valley or Nevada City since New Year’s Day, you know that plastic bags are a thing of the past. Bag bans went into effect in both cities New Year’s Day, and some shoppers have had trouble adjusting. Things seem to have been going more smoothly in Nevada City, says Azia Gulermovich at S-P-D Market…

Listen to Azia Gulermovich

S-P-D Store Manager Ben Painter says Grass Valley has been a little bit different…

Listen to Ben Painter

The Nevada City bag ordinance requires stores to charge ten cents for a paper bag, but the Grass Valley ordinance does not. Painter says S-P-D is charging in Grass Valley for bookkeeping reasons. Officials from Save Mart, Safeway, and Raley’s declined to be recorded by KNCO because they needed corporate permission. Save Mart, though, was charging a dime a bag, but quit after five days. Safeway and Raley’s are not charging. Also, smaller convenient stores still may have plastic bags, and are allowed to use them until their supplies run out. A statewide bag ban is scheduled to go into effect in July.

1 Comment

January 12, 2015


To avoid paying the ten cents Charge for each a paper bag I just put the Groceries in the Shopping Basket wheel them out to my Vehicle. No problem, No extra Cost

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