Sobeys First Canadian Grocer to Eliminate Plastic Bags

August 1, 2019 Sobeys

Sobeys Inc. announced today that it will remove plastic grocery bags from all Sobeys grocery stores by the end of January 2020. The change will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobeys’ 255 locations across Canada each year.

Big Y Eliminates Plastic Bags at Checkouts Across All Locations on August 1, 2019

July 17, 2019 Big Y

Big Y Foods, Inc. announced today that it will eliminate single-use plastic bags at the checkouts from its more than 80 supermarket and specialty store locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut on August 1, 2019. The grocer will offer discounts on reusable bags through the month of August as customers transition away from plastic.

Kroger, Nation’s Largest Grocery Chain Eliminates Plastic Bags

May 24, 2019 Associated Press

Kroger said Thursday that will start the project at its Seattle chain QFC, where it expects to be plastic-bag free by next year.

New York is Expected to Become the Second State to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

April 3, 2019 Dakin Andone, CNN

The ban, which would go into place next March, is expected to be passed as part of the state’s 2020 budget deal, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders said they had agreed to on Sunday.

Big Y Phasing Out of Single Use Plastic Bags in 2020

January 25, 2019 Big Y

Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced its plan to eliminate single use plastic bags at the checkouts from its 70 supermarkets and specialty stores along with its Big Y Express Gas and Convenience locations in 2020.