The City of Palo Alto's Disposable Bag Ordinance goes into effect this Friday. Restaurants and other food service establishments will no longer distribute single-use plastic to-go bags. Instead, customers can opt for no bag, use a paper bag at no charge if provided by the restaurant or place to-go food in their own reusable bag after purchase. Plastic product bags without handles can still be used around individual containers of soups or stews to prevent spilling if the container doesn't provide sufficient protection by itself.
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