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After Eliminating Plastic Bags at Its Checkouts, Reusable-Bag Use at Whole Foods Market Stores Has Greatly Increased

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ONE YEAR AFTER WHOLE FOODS MARKET BECAME THE FIRST U-S SUPERMARKET CHAIN TO ELIMINATE DISPOSABLE PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS AT ALL OF ITS STORE CHECKOUTS, REUSABLE-BAG USE IN ITS STORES HAS TRIPLED.  IN FACT, AN ESTIMATED 150-MILLION PLASTIC BAGS HAVE BEEN KEPT OUT OF LANDFILLS SINCE THE CHANGE TOOK PLACE ON EARTH DAY, LAST YEAR.  AT FIRST, WHOLE FOODS WONDERED IF SHOPPERS WOULD REALLY SWITCH TO PAPER.  BUT, TO ITS GREAT SURPRISE, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRULY EXCITED ABOUT USING REUSABLE BAGS.  WHOLE FOODS MAY HAVE ALSO HELPED THAT IDEA ALONG, BY OFFERING VARIOUS VERSIONS OF STYLISH, 99-CENT BAGS THAT HAVE BECOME QUITE POPULAR.  ITS SHOPPERS HAVE BEEN INSPIRED TO MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE--AND HAVE REALLY TAKEN THE TIME TO INCORPORATE THE REUSABLE-BAG MINDSET INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES.  WHOLE FOODS BELIEVES THAT ELIMINATING PLASTIC BAGS WAS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT MOVE, AT THE RIGHT TIME--AND THAT IT'S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW A SIMPLE CHANGE IN LIFESTYLE CAN MAKE A SEA-CHANGE, IN HELPING OUT THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.  TO LEARN MORE , LOG ON TO "WHOLE-FOODS-MARKET"-DOT-COM.


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