Kroger Says 'No More Plastic Grocery Bags" by 2025.
First straws, then contact lenses, and now plastic grocery bags are being called out for the waste they make of our environment. That's why Kroger says they're plastic bags are going away by 2025.
Kroger is the largest grocery chain in the US by number of stores and sales. So this change is huge. Some states and cities have banned plastic grocery bags, but the impact of the biggest grocer eliminating them will be substantial.
By the year 2025, they will eliminate them from all 2,800 Kroger-owned stores by 2025.
“This is the way things are headed and we figured we should be in front of that,” said Jessica Adelman, Kroger’s group vice president for corporate affairs told the Wall Street Journal.
Instead of the recyclable bags, Kroger will offer shoppers paper bags, and sell re-usable cloth bags for customers to bring with them each trip. They'll sell for 1 or 2 dollars each.
They say the 7 year heads-up will give customers a chance to warm up to the change.