Fry’s to Phase Out Plastic Bags

Kroger, the parent company of Fry’s, announced it will phase out all single-use plastic bags by 2025. The transition begins at a Seattle store. No word yet on when it will start in Phoenix-area stores.

“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. “It’s a bold move that will better protect our planet for future generations.”

“Some estimates suggest that 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year,” Kroger said in a statement. “Currently, less than five percent of plastic bags are recycled annually in America, and single-use plastic bags are the fifth-most common single-use plastic found in the environment by magnitude.”

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