Robert: Sobeys to phase out plastic bags

Sobeys is the latest major retailer to become more environmentally conscience, announcing they plan to phase out plastic bags in 2020.

“This is a first step, and we plan to make meaningful progress every year to take plastic out of our stores and our products,” says Michael Medline, President and CEO of the chain’s parent company, Empire Company. “We decided to act now instead of taking years to study and only make long-term commitments. We’re taking action now, making a tangible difference today and into the future.”

In addition, the retailer says they also plan to introduce reusable mesh produce bags and further reusable bag campaigns.



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