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QFCs phasing out plastic bags


Last updated 9/5/2018 at Noon

QFC announced Aug. 23 that it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its stores by the end of next year.

Bellevue-based QFC is a subsidiary of Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain with more than 2,700 locations. All Kroger stores will ban plastic bags at checkout. That includes Fred Meyer.

“While several cities in the Puget Sound, such as Edmonds, have implemented a plastic bag ban, this announcement will help us accelerate the transition in our QFC stores where bag bans are not currently in place,” said Zach Stratton, a QFC spokesma...

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