Kroger To Phase Out Single-use Plastic Bags By 2025

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Kroger announced Thursday that it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its Family Stores by 2025.

Seattle-based   QFC will be the company’s first retail division to phase out  single-use plastic bags. The company expects QFC’s transition to be  completed in 2019. 

“As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste  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, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. 

They said it is a bold move that will better protect the planet for future generations.

Estimates suggest that 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year. 

Currently,  less than five percent of plastic bags are recycled annually in  America, and single-use plastic bags are the fifth-most common  single-use plastic found in the environment by magnitude.

Rest of this story: ABC 13

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