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Hannaford Chain Lifts Restriction On Reusable Bags

Tom Porter
Maine Public
The Hannaford supermarket on Forest Avenue in Portland, seen in 2015.

The supermarket chain Hannaford says it's once again allowing customers to bring reusable bags. 


Earlier this week, several environmental organizations said that Hannaford was one of a few holdouts following the state's decision to lift restrictions on the bags back on July 16.


But in a written statement Friday, a Hannaford spokesperson says that reusable bags are permitted, but customers must bag their own groceries unless the bag is new.