According to the recent statements, the grocery chain has just announced that they have been planning to go plastic free since few months. Now, they have officially announced it on their official website. They stated that from the beginning June 1, Cincinnati Kroger Stores will remove single-use plastic bags. Several stores across the region are distributing flyers to existing customers, informing them of the big change.
In this regard, these flyers read that dispensing with plastic bags is “in cooperation with the ban on plastic bags in Cincinnati,” and is part of the store’s initiative to eradicate hunger. While, the Norwood store will not be included, as it is a separate municipality and is unaffected by the bag ban in Cincinnati.
Furthermore, they said that the reusable and paper bags can be purchased at stores. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Cincinnati plastic bag ban, which was passed by City Council in September 2020. The ban was originally scheduled to go into effect on January 1 this year, but has been postponed due to the pandemic. It is not clear when it is set to come into effect. The legislation prohibits all brick-and-mortar-based food service establishments from providing plastic bags to customers. Customers must bring reusable bags from home, or they can purchase reusable fabric bags in stores, according to the law. Any business that does not comply can be fined $ 100 per day.
Kroger Stores have been behind the ban since day one, saying it plans to phase out single-use plastic bags and move to reusable bags in all stores by 2025. Now, we think that this is great step toward betterment. What are your views on it? Let us know in the comment section below!