Plastic shopping bags now banned in Cambridge
Plastic shopping bags are banned in the city of Massimo usetts.
On Thursday, a city regulation banning carrying luggage came into effect.
Local laws also require businesses to charge at least 10 cents for each paper bag they buy.
Any store that fails to comply with the new regulations will face a fine of $300.
The effort aims to encourage more environmental usefriendly re-
Available bags for groceries and other stores.
Communities in California and elsewhere have similar bans.
However, efforts to ban plastic bags across the state of Massachusetts have failed.