calgary co-op to charge for plastic bags, introduce a compostable option

by:Alliance      2020-05-06
Calgary Co-
Op announced plans to start charging for plastic shopping bags. The locally-
The owned grocery chain, which has so far provided shoppers with plastic bags for free, said it made a decision based on feedback from members who want to reduce plastic waste.
Calgary United said the new cost of 5 cents per bag will take effect on Earth Day on April 22
Op CEO Ken Keelor
\"People are worried about plastic, which is the beginning of our reduction in plastic,\" Keelor said in a press release . \". “Using non-
Plastic shopping bags are one of the easiest changes for Calgary
Op and our members can reduce the amount of plastic used in connection with shopping. Co-
Op also launched a new 100-per-
The cent compostable shopping bag members can use in the store, and then use it at home again in the kitchen stack and green bin.
The retailer said the packable bag costs 10 cents, more than the typical packable barrel liner that can be purchased.
Keelor said charging for plastic bags has proven to be an effective way to reduce overall consumption of plastic bags in other jurisdictions and other retailers. Co-
The Op also encourages members to use reusable shopping bags to \"upgrade their games \".
Retailers will donate 3 cents to Calgary Inc.
Op\'s Community Foundation charity helps customers with each reusable package they use.
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