Materials 

Boots to boycott plastic bags and switch to brown paper carriers

Boots will eliminate every plastic bags from its stores by 2020, supplanting them with darker paper bags. The health and beauty chain will evacuate 40m plastic bags a year from use, adding up to in excess of 900 tons of single-utilize plastic. From Monday, 53 Boots stores will never again offer plastic bags at checkouts, an approach that will be reached out to all its 2,485 outlets by right on time one year from now. Boots will charge clients for the new unbleached dark colored bags, despite the fact that…

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Materials 

Earth Day 2019 : For this earth day, ‘We’re seeing society change right before our eyes’

Plastic bans are having a moment here on Long Island and in New York. Bags, straws, stirrers and Styrofoam — even intentionally releasing balloons — all have been targeted in recent months by lawmakers aiming to reduce plastic usage. Powered by open consideration of garbage patches in the Pacific Ocean, dead whales with plastic in their stomachs and video of a turtle getting a straw expelled from its nose, plastic bans have spread all through the nation and globally. Long Island governments and New York State have now joined in.…

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Industry 

Kroger’s Quality Food Center to stop offering plastic bags in all stores on April 1

QFC recently declared it will no longer offer single-utilize plastic bags in any stores beginning April 1, six years in front of Kroger’s 2025 commitment. The Bellevue-based supermarket chain, with various areas all through the Eastside, had recently dedicated to banning all plastic bags in its stores before the finish of 2019, however chose to phase out the bags even earlier after a successful pilot in Eastside stores. “We saw how it worked in the stores and what the customers’ response was,” QFC spokesperson, Zach Stratton said. “It was all…

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