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Farm Boy eliminates single-use plastic grocery bags

Empire-owned chain has also phased out plastic cutlery, straws and some food containers

Farm Boy has eliminated single-use plastic grocery bags from its stores.

The Empire-owned chain made the announcement to customers via email, through its flyer, social media channels and in-store signage.

Customers shopping Farm Boy’s 35-plus Ontario locations can bring their own bags to use at checkout or purchase paper bags for 15 cents.

Additional options available for customers to purchase include foldable boxes, insulated backpacks, woven polypropylene reusable bags and reusable produce bags.

On its website, Farm Boy said it had also started eliminating other single-use plastics such as cutlery, straws and some food containers.

“Eliminating plastic grocery bags in our stores is the next step we’re taking to do our part in taking better care of our environment.”

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