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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Pitching the Plastic

All Richmond-area Kroger stores will phase out single-use bags by 2025.

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 12:10 PM

As part of its Zero Hunger, Zero Waste commitment, Kroger plans to eliminate single-use plastic bags from its stores by the year 2025.

“It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations," says Kroger's chairman and chief executive, Rodney McMullen.

According to a news release, estimates suggest that 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year, and less than 5 percent of plastic bags are recycled annually. The grocery chain will "work with NGOs and community partners to ensure a responsible transition."

The Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative also includes a goal to divert 90 percent of waste from landfills by 2020, and an ongoing effort to send nutritious foods to local food banks and pantries.

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