Residents in Rye are adjusting to a new law that went into effect on Monday.
—an issue that has elicited mixed reactions from retailers and customers alike.
Instead of using plastic bag, shoppers are now expected to bring their own reusable bags to stores. "Thick" plastic bags that are wider than 2.5 millimeters and considered reusable are also permitted.
Rye is the first municipality in Westchester County to adopt the environmentally-conscious measure after a series of discussions last winter. Rye's City Council voted to adopt an modeled on a similar Connecticut law.