Publix Reaches 1 Billion Paper and Plastic Bags Saved
LAKELAND, Fla., Sept. 7, 2010 – Since 2007, Publix Super Markets has led initiatives to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags used at checkout. The company has emphasized the importance of sustainability by training front service clerks and cashiers to increase the number of items per bag, implementing bag reduction goals for each store, holding communication campaigns to encourage the use of reusable bags and donating reusable bags to non-profits and partner organizations throughout the southeast. Such activities have helped reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags by more than one million per day. And on Sept. 2, the number of bags saved since mid 2007 surpassed the 1 billion milestone.
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