The Kroger Co., Mariano’s parent, earlier announced that it is discontinuing the use of single-use plastic bags. The company added that it is shifting toward reusable bags in its all stores across the country by 2025. The nation’s biggest grocery chain proclaimed that it will be completely free from the use of plastic bags from its almost 2,800 stores. The grocery chain’s move is a part of the rising move from the U.S. businesses to minimize the plastic waste.
Earlier, Starbucks, Disney, Great Wolf Lodge, Marriott, and McDonald’s have discontinued the plastic straws use. Reportedly, more and more firms are involving in the latest straw ban and other activities to keep waterways and landfills plastic-free. Mary Frances Trucco, spokeswoman, Jewel-Osco, proclaimed that the firm has been supplying reusable bags at about 187 locations since 2014. She added that the prices of these bags range from a dime to a dollar.
On a similar note, the city of Lambertville earlier passed an all-inclusive plastic ban regulation. As per the latest regulation, all the commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments will have to involve into the ban on plastic bags, plastic straws, and Styrofoam & polystyrene foam containers for the packaging food products.
According to the city of Lambertville, the latest ban procedure will be introduced from October 1, 2018. Phase I is said to be a voluntary opt-in plan. However, Phase II will be an obligatory program starting from January 1, 2020.
Jeff Tittel, Director, New Jersey Sierra Club, proclaimed that Lambertville is moving forward with the most widespread regulation in the state for coping up with the issue of plastic waste. He added that no other city has started a ban on plastic bags, polystyrene, Styrofoam, and plastic straws. He added that plastic has become a threat to the environment, menacing the community health and wildlife.