As we know that Kroger who is one of the largest and finest grocery retails said that they will ban the use of plastic bags. Now, Plastic bags are here to stay in Cincinnati Kroger stores a little longer. Kroger is delaying its plans to dispose of single-use plastic bags in the city in June. Earlier this month, Kroger announced, beginning June 1, that Cincinnati Kroger stores will remove single-use plastic bags.
While, Several stores across the region have started distributing flyers to existing customers, with notice of the major change. The 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. The change will only apply to stores within Cincinnati city limits. However, on Wednesday, Kroger released a statement saying: “We look forward to continuing to work with the city as we take a meaningful step forward in creating a waste-free society, and we stand ready to comply with the bag ban in January 2022.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Cincinnati plastic bag ban, which was passed by City Council in September 2020. The ban was scheduled to go into effect on January 1 this year but has been postponed due to the epidemic. The decree was initially proposed by Council Member Chris to reduce waste, litter and pollution. In her statement, Kroger also proposed a bill by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine would ban a ban on single-use plastic bags as a reason for the delay. DeWine signed House Bill 242 on October 13, 2020. House Bill 242 placed a one-year ban on regulations regarding the use of single-use plastic containers.
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Here is the official statement “I will sign the law because it is temporary.” The governor said last year, “I think you can make an argument for that during the period of COVID.” It covers, for example, Styrofoam – people get ready food, etc. It’s not just plastic bags. In compliance with Governor DeWine’s short-term ban on single-use plastic bags, we understand that Cincinnati will begin enforcing a single-use plastic bag ban in January 2022,” Kroger said in a statement.
Kroger officials still encourage customers to bring their reusable bags every time they visit a store and recycle any plastic bags. Kroger said it continues to work to end the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. What is your take on this? Let us know in the comment section below!