This move to remove plastic bags from their stores comes a year before a Connecticut law will ban the bags state-wide.
The supermarket chain will start by providing free paper bags, then in September charging a 10-cent fee. Also, the store will run a program where customers can exchange one or more single-use plastic bags for a reusable bag.
And of course, Stop & Shop will offer a selection of reusable bags for purchase.
Rudy DiPietro, the senior vice president of operations at Stop & Sthop, commented – “We know that the environmental impact of plastics is something our customers and communities care about here in Connecticut, so we’re eliminating single-use plastic bags well ahead of the state-mandated timeline”.
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