Re: Is the Plastic Bag Ban the New Prohibition and Does It Violate Consumers Civil Ri
first, let me state that I do not agree with Roe v. Wade both because of what everybody understands is included in the opinion and then because what everybody believes is included in the opinion, in my opinion, isn't actually in the opinion. Also realize that my opinion or Roe v. Wade has nothing to do with abortions, either pro or con. I do have a position but it does not alter my opinion of the Roe v Wade decision.
then, I do not see how the banning of plastic bags is an intrusion of your privacy. If because it somehow exposes the purchasers purchases to public scrutiny, please read aardvarc's post. Also realize that the ban does not prevent you from re-using your bags that you already might own or any other means of carrying your purchases. You can roll a vault into the store and put your purchases in that if you choose to.
It appears there are many different bans with each municipality creating their own version. I do not know the specifics of any of them but it appears they, in general, ban a grocer from using one use plastic bags. It would appear that stores that sell items other than groceries can still use plastic bags so, what you do is shop at those stores to obtain a bag and then use that when purchasing groceries.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.