Foodservice Single-Use Straws, Bags Boosted by COVID-Related Suspension of Bans

June 23, 2020 Freedonia Group

In the past few years, a growing number of countries, states, and localities worldwide have enacted regulations if not outright bans of various single-use products widely used in foodservice, particularly plastic stirrers, straws, and bags – which are among the biggest sources of global plastics pollution.

Aldi Looks to Save 68 Million Pieces of Single-Use Plastic by Removing Lids From Own-Label Products

February 26, 2020 Aldi

Aldi is removing all plastic lids on its own-label fresh cream and ready-to-drink coffee products, as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce single-use plastics.

ALDI Scraps More Single-Use Plastic With Reusable Bags For Loose Fruit and Veg

November 4, 2019 Aldi

From the end of November, more than 250 stores in Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands will offer the bags as a more sustainable alternative to single-use plastic.

Kroger Division QFC to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags Starting April 1

March 25, 2019 The Kroger Co.

Beginning April 1, QFC, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), will no longer offer single-use plastic bags. Throughout the month of April, QFC will donate $1 for each reusable bag sold in its stores to The Nature Conservancy, a global nonprofit committed to protecting the earth’s lands and waters.