What if I forget my reusable bags?

Getting used to new habits takes a little time and practice. Some stores have already put up reminder signs to help customers get used to bringing their own bags. Keep your reusable bags in the car, in your purse, or you can invest in a small, collapsible bag that attaches to your keychain for shopping trips. After you unpack your groceries at home, hang your grocery bags by the door or by your keys, so you remember to take them with you. If you forget your reusable bags (at home or in your car), put your groceries back in your cart after you check out and take them to your car to unload.

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1. When do the single-use plastic bag ban and paper bag fee go into effect?
2. What stores are covered under the ordinance?
3. Why is there a 20-cent charge for paper bags?
4. Is the 20-cent charge on paper a tax?
5. Does the ordinance ban plastic produce or meat/seafood bags?
6. How will I carry my groceries home? I need those "free" bags.
7. What if I forget my reusable bags?
8. Aren’t reusable bags worse for the environment?
9. Why charge for paper bags? Aren't they better than plastic?
10. How will I pick up my pet’s waste, throw away dirty diapers, or line my small trash cans now?
11. What about recycling; isn’t that a better solution?
12. Will reusable bags make me sick?
13. What does the city plan to do with the revenue from the paper bag fee?
14. What about visitors who might not bring their own bags?