Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic June 1, 2020 Email Grocery shopping during the pandemic – ideas to reduce single-use plastic waste: Reusable shopping bags are currently not allowed in most stores. But you can skip the single-use bags — ask the store employees to place your items back in the cart, then wheel the cart to your car and load your groceries into your reusable bags. If you do need bags, request recyclable paper instead of non-recyclable plastic. Plastic bag/film drop-off is currently not available at most stores. Please save your clean and dry plastic film to drop off at a later time, or dispose of it in the trash cart. Please do not put any plastic bags or plastic film in the recycling cart!