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May 29, 2008

WHOLE FOODS KILLS THE BAG

The Whole Foods Market chain…will stop offering plastic grocery bags by April 22, Earth Day. San Francisco banned plastic bags last year unless they are of a type that breaks down easily. China announced a crackdown on plastic bags a few weeks ago.

Whole Foods is a small retailer, but has been influential in the grocery business. The company’s move may prompt other chains to take a look at the bag issue. Tara Raddohl, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, said her company began selling reusable bags in October and was looking to achieve a goal of zero waste.

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