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New research shows that grocery shoppers who use reusable bags end up spending more – on both healthy and not-so-healthy products.
Gone are the days when grocery shoppers in Austin, Texas were asked if they want paper or plastic. Beginning today, they don’t get either. A number of communities across the country have banned plastic grocery bags (read: “Paper, Plastic or Please Butt Out?”). But Austin has become the first city in the country to ban both paper and plastic disposable[Read More…]
As promised, a counterpart to yesterday’s Top Stories of 2012. Just for fun, here’s a look at some stories you probably missed in 2012. For whatever reason, these just didn’t seem to resonate. Some are worth a look – others, well, maybe there’s a reason no one wanted to read them the first time around. 11. Wealthy Island is Grocery[Read More…]
For a while, “paper or plastic” was not a particularly controversial choice at the grocery store. Increasingly, though, shoppers are finding that the “wrong” choice could cost them – or they may have no choice at all. A San Francisco judge on Wednesday upheld a law, set to take effect next month, that will ban plastic bags from virtually all[Read More…]
You don’t get the “paper or plastic?” question at Whole Foods Market very often. The green grocery chain did away with plastic bags several years ago, and now it’s sending plastic gift cards to the scrap heap – er, recycling bin – too. Whole Foods has announced that it will introduce two new types of gift cards – one made[Read More…]
If you had a nickel for every time someone walked out of a grocery store with a plastic bag… Actually, if you owned a grocery store in Toronto, Canada, you would! Toronto has scrapped a three-year-old law that charged shoppers a nickel (that’s nearly two nickels in American currency) per plastic bag. Shoppers planning their Canada Day parties and cookouts[Read More…]