Mass. Retailers Tout Bag Reduction Effort

BOSTON — Supermarkets in Massachusetts have reduced the number of plastic shopping bags by 33% since 2007, according to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Food Association here.

BOSTON — Supermarkets in Massachusetts have reduced the number of plastic shopping bags by 33% since 2007, according to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Massachusetts Food Association here.

Twelve supermarket chains comprising 384 stores have participated in the voluntary effort to reduce bag usage through training, offering of reusable bags, encouraging recycling and incentivizing reusable bag usage.

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