As soon as California passed the country’s first statewide plastic bag ban, lobbyists for the plastic industry began a campaign to overturn the law. However, an L.A. Times/USC poll shows there is little chance of killing the law, which has the support of 60% of Californians. Store owners looking ahead may as well begin dealing with the ban by ordering wholesale reusable shopping bags. California’s ban would eliminate free plastic bags from store checkout counters and have store owners charge 10 cents for a compostable paper bag. Shoppers bringing their own bags will be charged nothing. Lawmakers are hoping this system – shoppers bringing reusable bags and avoiding the fee – will be the norm in California once the law takes effect. To get there, shoppers need access to low-cost reusable bags so they can get in the habit of bringing them to the store. In places like San Francisco and L.A., where plastic bag bans already exist, store owners have been stocking wholesale reusable shopping bags for customers. Offering this solution gives shoppers a free option when picking up groceries. After being charged extra for paper bags, they start remembering their reusable bags and the goal of the law – to cut down on plastic bag pollution – is realized. Rather than seeing plastic bag bans as a nuisance, many store owners have seen an opportunity in the switch to reusable bags. Instead of ordering stock bags with a generic “green” slogan, you can customize bags to showcase your company’s brand name and logo. Bans are in place so consumers use these bags over and over, so you can guarantee your bags will get excellent mileage both in your store and out in the community. Once you order wholesale reusable shopping bags for your stores, you become part of the solution. Customers need a practical way to adapt to the ban, and reusable bags are your simple solution as a store owner. For more information or for a quote on our premium reusable eco-friendly shopping bags please visit www.HoldenBags.com or contact us at 800.255.0885.