Kroger’s plan to ditch plastic bags unlikely to boost paper industry – USAPosted on September 3, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The war against plastic bags is gaining steam.
The Kroger grocery store chain, which owns the Longview Fred Meyer, announced Aug. 23 that by 2025 it will become the first U.S. retailer to phase out plastic bags.
Bagging changes at the Longview Fred Meyer are still a ways off. The company does not have a set timeline for the phase-out, other than the goal of 2025, he said. Giving its nearly 2,800 grocery stores seven years to reach that goal gives customers a chance to adapt, Temple said.
“It’s exciting because we decided this is the right thing to do, and we’ll figure it out as needed,” Temple said.
7 years! How many acres of land are going to be destroyed and wildlife choked to death by then? That is a long time. How about 2 years?