Are plastic bags going away at Grand Rapids grocery stores?

Credit: Bridge Street Market Via Google Maps
Credit: Bridge Street Market Via Google Maps
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For Bridge Street Market, the answer is yes.

Credit: Bridge Street Market via Facebook
Credit: Bridge Street Market via Facebook
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Bridge Street Market posted on Facebook that they would no longer be using plastic bags.

What Are Customers' Reactions To Bridge Street Market Getting Rid Of Plastic Bags?

Michelle N said: Thank you for adopting this practice! My husband and I use our reusable bags or paper bags if we need to. I hope this will encourage more people to adopt this.

Anad N said: All stores need to switch to this model Well done Bridge Street Market

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Credit: Bridge Street Market Via Facebook
Credit: Bridge Street Market Via Facebook
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Bridge Street Market created a BYOB (Bring-Your-Own-Bag!) Party

In the description for a Facebook event, the market wrote:
Starting Friday, April 22, Bridge Street Market will no longer offer single-use paper or plastic bags at checkout. Shoppers will be asked to bring their own reusable bags or purchase them.
We believe that by removing single-use paper and plastic bags from checkout, we can improve our neighborhood and make the West Side a better place to live, work, and shop.
Reusable bags are both convenient and good for the environment – did you know you can fit more items in fewer bags when you use a sturdy, reusable bag? It’s true! Choose from a variety of reusable bags at Bridge Street Market able to hold up to 50 pounds of groceries per bag.
We get it – change is hard! New habits take time to develop, so we have everything you need to start early. Next time you shop at Bridge Street Market, bring your own bags from home or shop our selection of reusable bags starting at just 10 cents each.
Get details about the Bridge Street Market BYOB (Bring-Your-Own-Bag!) Party here.

I think what Bridge Street Market is doing is great, and I hope that other grocery stores and neighborhood markets follow their lead.

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