Ukrop’s Offers Alternative to Plastic Bags

Ukrop’s is the latest retailer to show its earth-friendly side. The retailer has launched recyclable bags made of non-woven polypropylene mesh.

RICHMOND, Va. — Ukrop’s here is the latest retailer to show its earth-friendly side. The retailer has launched recyclable bags made of non-woven polypropylene mesh. Each costs 99 cents, but users get a 5-cent credit each time they use them. “Recycle, reduce and reuse with Ukrop’s,” the retailer writes on promotional materials. Ukrop’s efforts come at a time when opposition to plastic bags is growing. San Francisco has banned plastic shopping bags. Retailers are also taking steps on their own.

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