/Cincinnati Kroger stores eliminating single-use plastic bags June 1 – WLWT Cincinnati

Cincinnati Kroger stores eliminating single-use plastic bags June 1 – WLWT Cincinnati


Beginning June 1, Cincinnati Kroger stores will eliminate single-use plastic bags.Several stores across the area are passing out flyers to current customers, giving notice of the major change.Those flyers read that cutting out plastic bags is “in cooperation with the city of Cincinnati plastic bag ban,” and part of the store’s Zero Hunger initiative. The Norwood store will not be included, as it is a separate municipality and not impacted by Cincinnati’s bag ban.Reusable and paper bags can be purchased in stores.The COVID-19 pandemic has muddied Cincinnati’s plastic bag ban, which passed city council in September 2020. That ban was slated to go into effect Jan. 1 of this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic. It’s unclear when it is slated to go into effect. The legislation bans all brick-and-mortar food-service establishments from providing plastic bags to customers.Customers will have to bring reusable bags from home, or they can purchase reusable cloth bags from stores, the ordinance states. Any business that does not comply could be fined $100 per day.Kroger stores have been behind the ban since day one, saying they intend to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags in all stores by 2025.

Beginning June 1, Cincinnati Kroger stores will eliminate single-use plastic bags.

Several stores across the area are passing out flyers to current customers, giving notice of the major change.

Those flyers read that cutting out plastic bags is “in cooperation with the city of Cincinnati plastic bag ban,” and part of the store’s Zero Hunger initiative.

The Norwood store will not be included, as it is a separate municipality and not impacted by Cincinnati’s bag ban.

Reusable and paper bags can be purchased in stores.

The COVID-19 pandemic has muddied Cincinnati’s plastic bag ban, which passed city council in September 2020. That ban was slated to go into effect Jan. 1 of this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic. It’s unclear when it is slated to go into effect.

The legislation bans all brick-and-mortar food-service establishments from providing plastic bags to customers.

Customers will have to bring reusable bags from home, or they can purchase reusable cloth bags from stores, the ordinance states. Any business that does not comply could be fined $100 per day.

Kroger stores have been behind the ban since day one, saying they intend to phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags in all stores by 2025.

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