Beginning August 1st don’t be surprised when you step into a Big Y World Class Market and can’t find a plastic shopper bag. The Northeast supermarket chain is saying au revior to the single use product to comply with recent legislation. These laws are banning this product across many Massachusetts communities. Originally the company released a 2020 end date to the plastic shoppers however they’ve recently released a sooner date. This is to streamline operations as well as continue their support for sustainability.
If you’ve ever shopped at a store who has already removed, or never had the bags, you know the pain of forgetting your own bags. You choose to purchase less or leave all together. Big Y wants to help alleviate the stress of forgetting your bags by offering discounts on reusable bags. It will be a bit of a transition to constantly remember this good however a positive one for the environment. By abiding by the ban, they and their shoppers are eliminating more than 100 million bags annually.
Big Y prides itself on being active in the local community through philanthropic contributions. Naturally they would want to remove the single use product from their stores sooner rather than later.
For more information on the Big Y single-use plastic bag removal, please visit their website.