In Marblehead, Kristen Pollard, owner of Mud Puddle Toys, said she orders her plastic bags from China once a year. She doesn’t know whether the bags she offers would be banned but said she is open to the idea of a ban.
“I don’t think it is a bad thing,” she said. “It is nice to have a bag with your logo because people walk around, and it is an advertisement. But there are positives and negatives to everything.”
Julie Vinette, owner of Haley’s Wines and Market on Washington Street, however, said she opposes the ban, even though her store doesn’t have either plastic bags or plastic foam.
“I don’t think it is fair for businesses to be legislated in what type of packaging they use,” she said, noting it’s a difficult time for many businesses in town.
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