Shopping after Prop 67

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SACRAMENTO -- Who hasn't done a little shopping on a Friday night?

Stockpiling for the weekend on the front end, so you don't get bogged down with this errand on the back end - it's a routine for many.

But there's something unusual in what's a usual scene at a WinCo Foods grocery store in Vacaville.

The 'go and get' there still involves plastic shopping bags.

After voters banned the bags in the booth by endorsing Prop 67 - 52 to 48 percent- on Tuesday, most stores around the region have pushed away the plastic.

The new order of things was supposed to take effect immediately.

Does shopper Will Clark like the ban?

"Ahhh no not really. I kind of like my plastic bags," he said. "I used them, you know, besides just carrying my stuff home. I also used them to take food to work. I kind of miss it."

That's just some of the frustration mounting in the parking lots and at the registers of many stores that sell food, frustration from some of those in that 48 percent.

He doesn't have a go-to stash of cloth bags or reusable bags to turn to.

"No....at this point in time, but it looks like I'm going to have to do that," Clark said. "We're going to have to do that."

He just used his hands to carry out his pie and drinks from Safeway, refusing to buy the paper bags that will be offered to shoppers for ten cents a piece, in an effort to reduce waste and protect the environment.

Forgetting her reusable bags in her truck when she went into Safeway, meant Susannah Brenes just loaded her Friday night purchases from her shopping cart right into her cargo area.

What does she think about going from always having plastic as an option to having to always use her cloth ones?

"Ummm we have to get used to it," Brenes said.

But does she like it?

Shaking her head from side to side, Brenes said, "If it's gonna be better, yeah."

Not exactly a ringing endorsement there.

"It's a little inconvenient...for me at least. I'll just have to adjust," she said.

Adjust to not being left holding the plastic bag.

It wasn't such a big deal tonight when Mike Ferro was shopping small and carried his things out in his hands, but he can't imagine shopping that way for say Thanksgiving.

"Well no, 'cause my wife's one of 15 kids," Ferro said. "We usually have about 80 at our house for Thanksgiving.'

While Californians voted to protect the environment with the plastic bag ban, with Prop 65 they rejected the idea that a fund administered by the Wildlife Conservation Fund should benefit from the sale of paper bags to those who don't bring their own.