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Top 8 Ways Grocers Can Survive Plastic Bag Bans

  Written by Pete Grande All over the country, plastic shopping bags are being outlawed in grocery stores and other retail outlets. Fees are being imposed on all shoppers who do not bring their own bags. Plastic is no longer an available option at the checkout counter except at stores that carry thicker, certifiable reusable […]

Reusable Bag Supplier

Reusable Bag Supplier

BUY WHOLESALE Retailers who prefer a high-quality reusable bag now have a direct supplier. EcoBagsXpress.com sells the bags that your customers prefer. Eco-Friendly, these reusable bags contain 20% post-industrial recycled content. The bags are also recyclable. Made of 80 GSM premium non-woven polypropylene, these Heavy-Duty bags have been tested to withstand 500 uses. The bags […]

Get Ready for the Ban: Retailer’s Checklist

Get Ready for the Ban: Retailer’s Checklist

If a plastic bag ban comes to your town, what will you do? Here is a checklist for success. Get involved from the start. When City Council starts discussions about a bag ban, go to the meetings and give your input. Pro or Con, the Council needs businesses to voice their opinion. Get a copy […]

U.S. Retailers Offer Millions of Reusable Earth Day Bags

U.S. Retailers Offer Millions of Reusable Earth Day Bags

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2013 (ENS) – Today, to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, millions of reusable bags are being given to shoppers by eco-friendly retailers and grocers. At Target, the company is celebrating by giving away 1.5 million reusable bags at stores across the country for the second year running. Target’s Earth […]

Emirates Hypermarket Shoppers Embrace Reusable Bags

Emirates Hypermarket Shoppers Embrace Reusable Bags

Géant Encourages Reusable Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 15, 2012 (ENS) – French hypermarket chain Géant and its supermarket subsidiary, Le Marché, have partnered with Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF volunteers in a “No Plastic Bag” campaign that is slashing plastic bag use and raising money for conservation. Géant/Le Marché is encouraging […]

McDonald’s Testing Foam Cup Replacement

McDonald’s Testing Foam Cup Replacement

Paper Cup Test in 2,000 Units | Plastic Bag Ban Report McDonald’s Corp. recently confirmed that it is taking a major step toward possible phase‐out of polystyrene foam beverage cups. The company recently notified As You Sow, the shareholder advocacy organization, that: “McDonald’s is currently testing a double‐walled fiber hot cup, as the company continues […]

SeaWorld Parks Eliminates Plastic Bags

SeaWorld Parks Eliminates Plastic Bags

Largest Theme Park Operator to Ban Plastic Bags | Plastic Bag Ban Report Orlando, Fla. (April 25, 2012) – Paper or plastic? Soon there will be just one choice at the 10 theme parks of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment — paper — as the company eliminates plastic shopping bags within the next year. SeaWorld Parks […]

Thrifty Foods, BC’s Green Grocer, Plastic Bag Free

Thrifty Foods, BC’s Green Grocer, Plastic Bag Free

Plastic Bag Free March 14, 2012 – Thrifty Foods, located in British Columbia (BC), Canada will remain plastic bag free. “We have been plastic bag free since 2009″, said Erin Kelly, Communications Manager with Thrifty Foods. Ms. Kelly also stated, “We are not reintroducing plastic bags into our system.” Thrifty Foods, founded in 1977, is […]

Retailers: Train Personnel How To Pack Reusable Bags

Retailers: Train Personnel How To Pack Reusable Bags

I constantly hear merchants complain that a plastic bag ban will slow down the check-out lanes. They say it takes longer to bag items in a reusable bag. Really? Want some cheese with that whine? If I remember correctly, the same statements were made by retailers years ago when the plastic bag became popular. Back […]

IKEA Charges Fee for Plastic Bags

IKEA Charges Fee for Plastic Bags

IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishings company, was one of the first to impose a fee on plastic bags. IKEA started the fee back in 2007, which was three years before Plastic Bag Ban started. However, I felt that you would like to read their press release from back then. So I’ve reprinted it here. […]

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