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General News    H3'ed 3/13/19

Trader Joe's is dropping 1 million pounds of single-use plastic from stores

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"We replaced plastic produce bags with biodegradable & compostable produce bags for the convenience of carrying loose fruits and vegetables

We eliminated any Styrofoam packages in our produce section and replaced them with compostable trays

We identified the substances that we want to avoid in our packaging, including: Bisphenol A (BPA) & Bisphenol S (BPS); Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs); Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS); Polystyrene (PS); Styrene; Phthalates.

California has a large environmentalist movement, with organizations pressur ing Trader Joe’s to make environmentally conscious decisions, and  is one area of the world with a front-row seat to grotesque plastic waste. 

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