Wegmans, the largely beloved grocery store chain, is getting out ahead of the upcoming single use plastic grocery bag ban soon to take effect in New York, in March 2020.
Wegmans ran a pilot program incentivizing the use of reusable bags at two of its locations and was able to overwhelmingly reduce the use of plastic bags. That is apparently to spread on January 27.
Whether you agree with the ban or not, the future is here and remember to bring your reusable bags!
Wegmans announced it will remove single-use plastic grocery bags from all its New York State stores starting Monday, January 27. The removal comes ahead of a state ban that takes effect on March 1. According to a statement, Wegmans’ goal is to shift all customers to reusable bags.