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America’s biggest retailers are holding a design competition to kill the plastic bag once and for all — and winners can receive up to $100,000 for their solutions

Retailers, from Walmart to Walgreens, are holding a design competition with the goal of replacing an environmental scourge: the plastic bag. Over 100 billion single-use plastic bags are used in the U.S. every year, and less than 10% of those are recycled. Winners can receive up to $US100,000 for their […]
America’s biggest retailers are holding a design competition to kill the plastic bag once and for all — and winners can receive up to $100,000 for their solutions
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Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags

Kroger is ditching plastic bags. It announced on Thursday that it plans to phase out single-use plastic bags at all locations by 2025. The change applies to all of Kroger’s grocery brands, including Ralphs, Harris Teeter, and QFC, which will be the first chain to stop using single-use plastic bags. […]
Kroger is making an unprecedented move to kill plastic bags
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Coles has given up on charging for reuseable plastic bags

Supermarket giant Coles has buckled to the backlash from its customers over paying 15 cents for reusable plastic bags and will now give them away to shoppers for free indefinitely. A year ago the retailer announced it would phase out single-use plastic bags in its supermarkets by July 1, but […]
Coles has given up on charging for reuseable plastic bags
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Woolworths is handing out free plastic bags again

Woolworths has switched back to handing out plastic bags. The supermarket says the move is temporary, designed to help customers get used to bringing their own bags. The original decision to stop giving plastic bags to shoppers caused a strong backlash when it was introduced nine days ago in Victoria, […]
Woolworths is handing out free plastic bags again