Kroger is phasing out plastic bags at its grocery stores

If you shop for groceries at Kroger, you’ll want to get in the habit of bringing reusable bags pretty soon.

The retailer, which operates nearly 2,800 grocery stores under a variety of banner names, said it will phase out single-use plastic bags and move to reusable bags across all stores by 2025.

Seattle-based QFC will be the retail giant’s first division to phase out single-use plastic bags in 2019, according to a company news release.

According to some estimates, 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year, and less than 5% of plastic bags are recycled.

Kroger says it will collect input from customers and non-governmental organizations through the transition.

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