10 most common beach trash items CBSN Live 10 most common beach trash items Sept 21, 2018 01:24 buttons/button-playertray-rightbuttons/button-playertray-right CINCINNATI – Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. The grocer orders about 6 billion bags each year. Based in Cincinnati, Kroger operates 2,779 stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia, serving almost 9 million people daily through two dozen different grocery chains. Kroger said Thursday that will start the project at its Seattle chain QFC, where it expects to be plastic-bag free by next year. Companies are now beginning a broader shift to reduce waste , especially plastic. Here are a few of the latest high-profile efforts: Disney, Starbucks, Marriott and McDonald’s are getting rid of plastic straws. Dunkin’ Donuts is phasing out polystyrene foam cups by 2020. Ikea plans to eliminate single-use plastic products from its shelves by 2020, including straws. Hyatt Hotels visitors starting next month will have to request single-use plastic straw and drink picks, while eco-friendly alternatives will be provided where available. Royal Caribbean said last month that its 50 cruise ships would no longer carry plastic straws starting in 2019. […]

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