Stew Leonard’s, small businesses put plastic bags in time capsule as ban begins in Norwalk

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 Stew Leonard’s and other businesses in Norwalk loaded up a time capsule with plastic bags as the city’s plastic bag ban went into effect on Monday.

The new ordinance applies to any person, business or nonprofit organization living or operating out of the city. The rule aims to reduce plastic.

There is also a 10-cent charge for carryout bags made of paper.

Stew Leonard’s has replaced their plastic bags for recyclable ones. They are selling them for $1.29 for two.

Stew Leonard Jr. joined with local elementary students, city officials and business owners Monday to fill a time capsule with plastic bags from local businesses.

The CEO has called on the Smithsonian Museum of American History to add a Stew Leonard’s plastic bag to their collection as an eternal part of history.

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