Stop & Shop will be eliminating plastic bags from usage in its stores at Connecticut, soon.
In tune with the state’s tax on plastic bags, Stop & Shop will be helping its customers move away from plastic bag usage.
According to the new law to be imposed on plastic bags at Connecticut State, a 10 percent tax will be charged per bag. Stop & Shop will be moving with the law and encourage people to use reusable bags.
From August 1, Stop & Shop will be eliminating single-use paper bags from all its store locations in Connecticut. They will be eliminated at checkout point from customers.
The SVP of Operations, Rudy DiPietro says, “We are doing everything possible to make customers adjust to the rule. Single-use plastic bags will be eliminated well ahead of the mandated timeline so that customers can make the switch easily. Paper bags will be charged a 10-cent fee to help customers use reusable bags. But for the month of August, the charge will be waived on paper bags to help customers get the habit of doing away with plastic bags”.
From September 3, the company will be charging 10 cents per bag for every paper bag bought.
To encourage customers, free reusable bags will be provided to all customers who bring in plastic bags for recycling to their local stores from August 1, says Stop & Shop.
Reusable bags will also be available at the stores at $2.50 per bag. From this fine amount collected, $1 will go towards non-profit organizations at Connecticut, announces the company.
By recycling such single-use plastic bags into composite wood, many products like park benches, playground equipment, and other such useful products can be made, says the company.
Stop & Shop has earned a name for itself, in helping children enjoy a good lifestyle and works towards fighting hunger and now fights for environment protection.
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