Metro to eliminate single-use plastic shopping bags
More than 330 million single-use plastic bags will be taken out of circulation each year
Canadian Grocer staff
Metro eliminates single-use plastic shopping bags (CNW Group/Metro INC.)
Metro-owned food and pharmacy banners will stop offering single-use plastic shopping bags this September.
The Quebec-based company is removing plastic shopping bags from its 950 food stores and 650 drugstores as part of its 2022-2026 Corporate Responsibility Plan to reduce over-packaging and single-use plastic.
In a press release, Marie-Claude Bacon, Metro’s vice-president, public affairs and communications, said the move would prevent the circulation of more than 330 million single-use plastic bags each year.