Calgary retail chains moving away from plastic bag use

According to Kurt Kadatz, Calgary Co-op’s communications director, the push for reducing their use of plastic bags came from their membership base, which totals more than 440,000.

Calgary Co-op is a retail co-operative with locations across Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks and Strathmore.

Since launching their campaign in April to encourage customers to use compostable bags instead of plastic, Calgary Co-op reports having reduced the number of plastic bags used in their stores by 6.89 million.

Co-op was the second major retail chain in Calgary to make such an announcement last weekend.

Sobeys, a national grocery store chain based in Nova Scotia, announced they’ll remove all plastic bags from their 255 locations across the country by next January. The grocery chain expects this will eliminate 225 million bags annually. Instead, Sobeys will use paper or reusable bags.

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Source: The Star
2019-08-12T09:04:53-04:00 August 12th, 2019|