Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order that temporarily suspended certain requirements of the plastic bag ban has now expired. This means that Carpinteria retailers, including local grocery stores, must now provide a reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag to a customer at a charge of at least 10 cents. For now, grocery stores may still refuse reusable bags provided by customers but can no longer provide single use plastic bags. Visit  for more information on the bag