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Six months in, Chicago's plastic bag ban a mixed bag

Six months in, Chicago's plastic bag ban a mixed bag

In the six months since Chicago's plastic bag ban went into effect, Jordan Parker, an environmentalist and critic of the city's bag ordinance, has lobbied aldermen to give it more teeth.

But she has also felt encouraged by what appears to be growing awareness among some shoppers to cut down on plastic bags.

At her neighborhood Jewel in Uptown, Parker has noticed 1 in 3 customers carrying reusable bags as they shop, which she credits to prominent signage on store windows advocating BYOB — bring your own bag — and to cashiers asking shoppers at check out if they've brought their bag or wish to buy one.

The grocery chain's educational campaign seems to be...

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