Kroger begins to empty single-use plastic bags


(Gray News) – At Kroger, it will be BYOB soon – bring your own bag.

The grocery giant has announced that single-use plastic bags would soon be a thing of the past.

"As part of our fight against zero hunger | Zero Waste Commitment, we are eliminating by 2025 the reusable plastic bags thrown in stores, for single use, "said Rodney McMullen, CEO of Kroger." This is a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations. "

The transition began this week with the company's QFC division, which stopped offering single-use bags on Monday.

Kroger operates, directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,764 supermarkets and multi-department stores.

According to estimates by the Center for Biodiversity, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year and the average family takes nearly 1,500 plastic bags in the same 12 months.

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