Wegmans Will Begin Phasing Out Plastic Bags

Rochester, N.Y. - Wegmans says it's getting rid of plastic bags by the end of the year.

The popular grocery store chain wants to help customers transition to reusable bags before a new state law kicks in next March. Gov. Cuomo signed the bill to banning bags as part of his Earth Day celebrations.

Wegmans says the change could end up eliminating a lot of plastic packaging waste in the coming years. It has also started a "Zero Waste" program in several stores to help the environment.



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