Single-use plastic bags like these are going to be phased out by Kroger supermarkets. One of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S. has announced it is phasing out single-use plastic bags in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The Kroger Co. says it plans to stop distributing single-use bags completely by 2025 across its chains. Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of course, Kroger. As of 2017, the company says it owns more than 2,700 supermarkets in 35 states and Washington, D.C. That phase-out will start with the Seattle-based supermarket chain QFC, which should transition away from plastic by 2019. "We listen very closely to our customers and our communities, and we agree with their growing concerns," Mike Donnelly, Kroger’s executive vice president and COO, said in a statement . "That’s why, starting today at QFC, we will begin the transition to more sustainable options." The company is encouraging people to switch to reusable options such as these bags: Kroger is encouraging people to use reusable bags like these. Single-use plastic bags create a huge amount of waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency , more than 380 […]

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