Get ready to start shelling out 5-cents for every plastic bag you get when you shop at this local ShopRite.

The ShopRite in Somers Point will begin charging you for each single-use plastic bag used to bag your groceries. The charge is a plastic bag fee enacted by the governing body of Somers Point, yet ShopRite and other stores will be keeping the fee.

Somers Point contends the bag fee will help the environment.

We're assuming the Acme store in Somers Point (and other stores in the city) will be passing along the same 5-cent plastic bag fee.

ShopRite has been active in alerting its customers to the change:

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