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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