Kroger to Eliminate Plastic Bags By 2025
KROGER SAYS IT WILL ELIMINATE PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS AT ALL ITS STORES BY 2025.
(CNN) – Kroger is making strides to protect the environment by getting rid of a grocery store staple.
The supermarket giant, which also owns several other grocery store chains says it will eliminate plastic bags entirely by 2025.
They’ll be phased out first at Seattle-based chain QFC they’ll stop using the bags by next year.
Kroger’s CEO calls the decision “a bold move that will better protect our planet.”
They company has also been redesigning milk jugs to use less plastic.
Both moves are part of Kroger’s effort to slash 90% of its landfill waste by 2020.
Plastic bags can take years to decompose.
They often degrade into smaller plastic particles that are consumed by animals and marine life.