NPR reports on the ongoing efforts to combat microplastics in the environment, especially oceans, rivers, and lakes. Kroger has joined the fight by announcing a ban on their single-use plastic bags. They also have additional plans to reduce landfill waste by 90%.
The Kroger Co. includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food4Less and Pick ‘n Save. Its goal is to eliminate all single-use plastic bags by 2025.
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Other municipalities and countries are instituting similar bans. Check out this commercial produced by a union representing retail workers in Australia before their ban goes into effect.