Kroger begins to dump single-use plastic bags
At Kroger it will soon be BYOB – bring your own bag.
The grocery giant announced that single-use plastic bags will soon be a thing of the past.
“As part of our
commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025,” said
Rodney McMullen. “It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations.”
The transition started this week with the company’s QFC division, which
, either directly or through its subsidiaries, 2,764 supermarkets and multi-department stores.
It’s estimated that Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year and the average family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags during those same 12 months, according to the