Sobeys to end plastic bags at its grocery stores by 2020


spaminator
#1
Sobeys to end plastic bags at its grocery stores by 2020
Reuters
Published:
July 31, 2019
Updated:
July 31, 2019 11:47 AM EDT
Groceries are bagged at a Loblaws grocery store in downtown Toronto on Jan. 11, 2008.Jack Boland / Toronto Sun / Postmedia Network / Files
TORONTO — Grocery chain Sobeys Inc, owned by Empire Co, will eliminate all plastic bags from its stores within six months, becoming the first Canadian grocer to end use of plastic bags, the company said on Wednesday.
Sobeys, which oversees several grocery store brands operating nationwide including IGA and Safeway, said the move will take 225 million plastic bags out of circulation at their 255 Canadian locations each year.
“So many of our customers and our employees have told us loud and clear – they want us to use less plastic – and we agree with them,” Michael Medline, president and CEO of Empire, said in a news release.
“We decided to act now instead of taking years to study and only make long-term commitments.”
The move to reduce the use of plastic bags and certain other single-use plastic products is part of a trend in many countries aimed at reducing plastic pollution.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in June announced plans to ban by early 2021 some single-use plastics such as straws, bags and cutlery.
Less than 10% of plastic used in Canada is recycled, according to the government release at the time.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...stores-by-2020
 
Jinentonix
#2
We used to have paper grocery bags. Then the enviros started going on about how we're destroying our forests to make paper bags. So humanity knee-jerked a solution to the problem and came up with plastic bags. Now those plastic bags (and other plastic waste) are f*cking up our oceans and lakes. Can't wait to see the next knee-jerk solution and what fun it will bring about in 30 years.
 
MHz
#3
225,000,000 x $0.05 = $11,250,000‬
They call out of circulation when the customer walks out the door with some. I assume that figure is for each different 'company' rather than it is a combined total. What are they really worth" $.01/100
 
MHz
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

We used to have paper grocery bags. Then the enviros started going on about how we're destroying our forests to make paper bags. So humanity knee-jerked a solution to the problem and came up with plastic bags. Now those plastic bags (and other plastic waste) are f*cking up our oceans and lakes. Can't wait to see the next knee-jerk solution and what fun it will bring about in 30 years.

The 'enviros' decided plastic was better than paper?? I don't think so, it was so there would be no complaints about going with plastic as the pulp and paper mills were closing down rather than getting bigger and more of them.
 

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