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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: A shopper puts his groceries in bags he brought with him at the Park Slope Food Coop on September 17, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Park Slope Food Coop, where shoppers must work periodic shifts at the grocery store in order to buy there. The Coop has been named the largest consumer-owned single-store Cooperative by sales in the U.S., tallying $39.4 million during its last fiscal year. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Good news: as of last Friday, Massachusetts lifted the ban on reusable shopping bags in grocery stores. Bad news: they sort of didn’t tell anyone.


Case in point: this piece from Monday is the first I’d heard of the ban being lifted. I also learned that plastic bag bans are back in some of the cities and towns that had lifted them during the height of the pandemic. The piece sort of sorts it out, but for me it leads to another question.


What are YOU using when you’re grocery shopping? Will you rock the reusable bags now that they’re available again? Are you shaking your fist because you live in a place where you can’t use plastic? Personally, I use a mix of reusable bags and paper bags; I like the paper bags for my recycling. Cast your vote below and let me know which way you go.