Few days back Kroger, largest grocery store made an official statement that they’ll ban plastic from 1st June. While as soon after when you go to your grocery store, you’ll need to remember your wallet, mask, and shopping bag. In 2020, the Cincinnati City Council voted to ban plastic bags in all grocery stores, restaurants, and any business that sells food. The city ban goes into effect this summer, but Kroger will head up the curve by getting rid of single-use plastic bags on June 1.
Here’s what the customer said about it “It’s closer than many other places, so I’m really excited to be doing this,” said shopper Courtney Baillish. Other shoppers showed they had mixed feelings about the change. “A lot of people don’t have bags, so if they do, they sometimes forget to bring their bags,” said an anonymous shopper.
In this regard, another regular shopper Caroline Parker made the switch 10 years ago and is happy with the change. Parker said, “I believe in Kroger. I love animals and marine creatures, so I support this cause.” “I just hate packing vegetables in such plastic bags. It sounds like a waste of time, but it is convenient to have plastic bags if you don’t bring your own, so I can see how people don’t want to throw them away,” Baelish said.
While, Citywide disposal of plastic bags was supposed to begin on January 1, but has been delayed due to COVID-19. Starting June 1, Kroger customers will have to bring their reusable bags to the store or pay five cents for one bag. When the city’s plastic ban goes into effect, any company that fails to commit can be fined $ 100 per day. Now, what is your take on this? Let us know in the comment section below!