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Giant Eagle to be free of single-use plastics by 2025


Giant Eagle supermarket chain is one of the United States pharmaceutical retailers located in the mid-Atlantic region. It is the largest supermarket in North America, ranking among the top 75 retailers in North America.

Giant Eagle announced that all businesses will phase out the use of single-use plastics by 2025, including single-use bags, straws, single-use food containers and bottled beverages (can be replaced by non woven bag, paper straw, bagasse pulp food container / paper box and glassed beverages) .

Giant Eagle has launched short-term specific target actions in the coming months. First, the company said that it started the pilot program to eliminate single-use plastic bags in its Pittsburgh, Cuyahoga, Ohio, and Bexley, Ohio markets from January 2020.

In order to encourage customers to use reusable bags, Juying provided limited-time promotional activities. Consumers can get a discount for each reusable bag they choose to buy reusable bags at a discounted price of USD 0.99. Paper bags are charged 10 cents.

"Nearly 90 years ago, when my great-grandfather and four other founders founded Juying, they wanted to improve the lives of community residents." Laura Shapira Karet, CEO and president of Juying, said in a statement. "Protecting the global environment and benefiting future generations is the key way we abide by this commitment today."

In addition to the pilot program, Juying have planed to phase out its plastic bags in all stores in Pittsburgh. The initiative will cooperate with the city's plan to provide free recycling bins for all families.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement: "I commend the giant Eagle's commitment to phase out single-use plastics by 2025, which is a major step forward in addressing the challenges of Pittsburgh's waste and recycling quality." "To achieve this The city's climate action goals require strong strategic partnerships and bold actions like this." He added.

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