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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Whole Foods Makes A Great Move

The Whole Foods Market chain said Tuesday that it would stop offering plastic grocery bags as of Earth Day (April 22), giving customers instead a choice between recycled paper or reusable bags. Whole Foods was given a test run of sorts when San Francisco banned plastic bags last year. The number of paper bags used in the San Francisco stores increased a mere 10 percent, he said, suggesting that some customers switched to reusable bags. Whole Foods officials estimate that its 270 outlets currently distribute 150 million plastic bags a year. Americans use 50 billion to 80 billion plastic bags a year. More here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 11:22 AM

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