Some local Supermarkets are going to start charging for paper bags.

Initially I read about Price Chopper initiating the charge this Spring on News 10 abc, but it turns out it's not just them.  So starting this March, according to News 10 abc, Price Chopper is going to be charging an extra 5 cents per paper bag.

It also looks like Hannaford is going to be joining in, the Times Union reported.  So March 1st, when the ban on plastic bags takes effect, Price Chopper, Market 32, and Hannaford will all charge extra for paper bags also.

There is more of a reason behind this than just directly making extra money from what I read at the Times Union. Though is still obviously involves money.  Plastic bags are cheaper, and in a statement Hannaford stated that their experience with plastic bag bans is that it pushes people to use paper which actually use more energy between manufacturing and transport.  So they're hoping by charging for paper too, it will encourage people to use reusable bags.

Either way, if you don't have the reusable ones, get ready to start paying an extra 5 cents per bag if you go to any of these stores after March 1st.  Also, is it me or does it seem like everything nowadays is becoming like a cell phone plan- just hidden fees and charges everywhere.