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<i> Associated Press</i>

Many people take plastic bags for granted, but Carlisle Plastics, which produces millions of them, finds the public is getting increasingly picky about their color and smell.

Yes, smell. The company produces scented bags (potpourri, garden, fresh alpine, baby powder, lemon--take your pick) for diaper and garbage pails and kitty litter boxes.

More and more stores are ordering plastic bags in a variety of colors, and consumers are partial to colored trash bags.

Carlisle reports cranberry is the most popular color for trash bags in New England, while the rest of the country leans toward blue, pink and green.

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