In towns with plastic bag fees, it’s ‘matter of changing old habits’

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AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Change doesn’t come easy.

At least that’s what J.C. Byrnes, an employee at a Ventnor thrift shop, learned after the city enacted a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags in October.

“A lot of people would complain saying, ‘Oh, the town just wants more of your money,’” said Byrnes, who works at The Arc Makes Cents, Too Ventnor. “I think there are some people who are never going to get the concept.” …

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