Kroger owns 2,800 stores across America, and they’ll soon begin phasing out the use of plastic bags in their locations. The company plans to eliminate plastic bags from their stores completely by 2025.
The Ohio-based supermarket giant will begin their phasing out process next year in Washington state. Kroger will push customers to use cloth bags or bags made from other reusable materials.
Out of the nearly 1 trillion plastic bags used around the world each year, only about 5% end up being recycled. Kroger’s plastic bag plan is part of its larger initiative called Zero Hunger Zero Waste. The plan aims to fight hunger in local communities and to reduce landfill waste by 90% by 2020.
I don’t know about you, but I can get behind that!