Most of you have probably already heard about this, but given my slew of plastic bag posts, I thought it was worth a mention.
As of… well… now, the Whole Foods in my ‘hood is no longer distributing plastic bags. This change should be national by the end of April. Good news for landfills and sea creatures everywhere!!
They are encouraging BYOB but still carrying paper. Here’s what they say about that: “We aren’t trying to settle the ‘paper vs. plastic’ debate. We say ‘reuse!’ instead. But when you don’t reuse, we provide 100% recycled (and recyclable) paper bags.”
I would love it if all grocery stores made this move. The other day I went to a Star Market, short on cloth bags (my own fault), and they tried to give me 10 plastic bags for $30 worth of groceries. Yuck! I hope they get on board.