Harris Teeter parent company Kroger is set to phase out plastic bags by 2025. In a statement released on Tuesday they said they will be transitioning to reusable bags at all of their stores, including Harris Teeter, Mariano’s, Roundy’s and a number of other popular grocery chains.
“It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations,” Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said.
Coming from California, where this is actually a state-wide initiative, I think it's a great idea. It does, however, become kind of inconvenient for those who are transitioning out of having plastic bags readily available at the grovery store.
You'll have to get into the habit of bringing your own! Like Aldi!
Kroger says their first chain to make the change will be QFC based out of Seattle.
The Charlotte Observer writes, "The move away from plastic bags is part of Kroger’s “Zero Hunger Zero Waste” initiativeaimed at addressing environmental and hunger issues. As part of that program, Kroger said it sent more than 91 million pounds of groceries to local food banks and pantries in 2017."
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