Kroger has announced that it will phase out single use plastic bags, in its stores, by 2025. Stores will transition to reusable bags.
Less than five percent of plastic bags are currently being recycled and estimates are that 100 billion bags are thrown away each year in the U.S., according to Kroger.
“As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO.
In North Central West Virginia, Kroger has seven stores in Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Elkins and Morgantown.