Kroger to stop using single-use plastic bags by 2025


Kroger to ban plastic bags by 2025

FBN's Maria Bartiromo on Kroger's plans to phase out plastic bags.

Grocery store chain Kroger said Thursday it plans to stop using single-use plastic bags by 2025.

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Some estimates suggest that 100 billion single-use plastic bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year. Currently, less than 5 percent of plastic bags are recycled annually in America, and single-use plastic bags are the fifth-most common single-use plastic found in the environment by magnitude.


Seattle-based QFC will be Kroger’s first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company expects QFC's transition to be completed in 2019.

Kroger operates 2,779 retail food stores.