Jan 23 - Whole Foods Will Stop Using Plastic Bags

Austin-based grocer Whole Foods has confirmed today that it intends to end the distribution of plastic bags at all 270 of the chain's stores. Andrew Martin of the New York Times writes that:

"A rising number of governments and retailers are banning plastic bags, or discouraging their use, because of concerns about their environmental impact. San Francisco banned plastic bags last year unless they are of a type that breaks down easily. China announced a crackdown on plastic bags a few weeks ago, while other governments, including New York City’s, are making sure retailers offer plastic bag recycling."

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Previously, Whole Foods had committed to ending the distribution of plastic bags in Austin, where city officials were considering a ban.

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