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Fast Company reports that Trader Joe’s “is cutting back on plastic waste in the hopes of eliminating one million pounds of plastic from its stores as soon as possible.”

According to the story, “The move comes following an online Greenpeace petition that was started late last year and signed by 91,000 people. Trader Joe’s read the room and jumped into action. It started putting some of its plastic-removing plans into effect late last year, announcing it would no longer offer single-use plastic bags to customers, replace the plastic produce bags and Styrofoam packages with compostable alternatives, and avoid using compounds like BPA in packaging.” Trader Joe’s also “is reducing how much produce it sells in plastic packaging, so you no longer have to buy four apples in a plastic container that won’t decompose for 400 years. They will also replace Styrofoam trays with recyclable ones, use compostable, renewable sleeves on greeting cards, swap plastic sleeves and plastic flower bags with renewable ones, and eliminate non-recyclable plastic and foil from tea packaging.”
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