California First to Ban Plastic Produce Bags

November 10, 2022 Lotus Sustainables

California just became the first state to sign a bill that bans the distribution of plastic “pre-check out” bags. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent signing of Senate Bill 1046 will affect all grocery stores in California and eliminate those rolls of plastic bags we see in almost every produce section. State Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) authored the bill, which passed the legislature on a party-line vote.

California Becomes the First State to Ban Plastic Produce Bags

October 18, 2022 Jason Hahn, PEOPLE

Plastic produce bags will be phased out of California grocery stores and supermarkets over the next two years.

Wegmans to remove Plastic Bags From all Maryland Stores

July 21, 2022 Joshua Barlow, WTOP

In an effort to curb packaging made from fossil fuels, Wegmans Food Markets said Thursday that it will stop providing single-use plastic bags in all of its Maryland stores.

Loblaw to Eliminate All Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags From Its Stores by Early 2023

June 21, 2022 Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited announced plans to eliminate all single-use plastic shopping bags from its corporate and franchise grocery stores, pharmacies, and PC Express service across the country, to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.  This move completes a 15-year journey, which commenced with the company being one of the first major retailers in Canada to implement a pay-for-bag program to help reduce plastic waste.

Riverford Replaces One Million Plastic Bags With TIPA Compostable Packaging

February 18, 2021 Riverford

The partnership is the latest step in Riverford’s bid to supply all its fresh fruit and vegetables in compostable packaging where packaging is needed.