Friday, July 12, 2019

"called the use of such bags 'an inordinate amount of waste'"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

As of Aug. 1, if you don’t bring your own bags to Big Y supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, prepare to break out your coin purse.

Big Y Foods, Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that it moved up its planned elimination of single-use plastic bags at check-out counters, from 2020 to August 2019. Customers without their own bags can pay for paper bags at checkout at 10 cents a pop.

The company owns 80 supermarkets and specialty stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut, including one each in Franklin and Milford.

“Big Y has been complying with single-use plastic bag bans in several Massachusetts communities since 2014,” a press release announcing the change said. “Coming off of recent changes to laws in various towns across the New England region, Big Y has moved up its 2020 timeline to eliminate single-use plastic at checkouts in all of its locations in order to streamline operations and to do its part to support sustainability.”

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The MDN article referenced this brief video released by Big Y on how to clean the re-usable bags.

I'll need to re-think about where I keep my supply of bags (curretnly in the car).


Big Y - Franklin, MA

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