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Metro Market, Pick ‘n Save to phase out plastic bags

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save grocery stores will be phasing out plastic bags in the coming years.

“I just think in terms of the environment we all have to do what we can do,” Shopper John Sheaffer said. “We can’t fix everything but we can do what we can do.”

The move by parent company Kroger is part of its Zero Hunger Zero Waste campaign. The company is trying to limit garbage that ends up in landfills. According to Kroger, 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year.

It is not known exactly when the around 60 stores in southeastern Wisconsin will begin to phase out the bags.

“We’re going to listen to the customers,” Roundy’s Supermarkets vice president of communications and public affairs Jim Hyland said. “We’re going to take out time to do this and do it right and come up with the right sustainable options in the way of reusable bags.”

Plastic bags will be phased out of all Kroger-owned stores across the country by 2025.

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