The consumer and worker owners of Weaver Street Market are committed to finding innovative packaging solutions for all of our packaging. Eliminating single-use plastic and paper checkout bags is our second action toward this end. Last year we changed all paper-based containers and cups at our coffee and food bars so that they are 100% compostable.
One of our next steps will be to offer affordable, reusable produce bags. Currently our produce and bulk bags are made from 100% recycled material and can be recycled at recycling centers that accept plastic film.
About The Reusable Bag Initiative
You can read on our blog about the proposal to switch to all reusable bags at the registers, here, and about the launch of the initiative on Earth Day, 2019, here.
News coverage of the launch includes these articles:
Weaver Street Markets Phasing Out Paper and Plastic Bags, by Leah Abrams, April 15, 2019, Indy Week
Shopping at Weaver Street Market? Better bring or prepare to buy your grocery bags, by Tammi Grubb, April 18, 2019, The News and Observer
(Watch a video, below.)
No More Plastic or Paper Grocery Bags at Weaver Street Market, by Sam Bermas-Dawes, April 19, 2019, Chapelboro
Weaver Street Market celebrates Earth Day with single-use bag ban, by Rachel Pittman, April 24, 2019, News of Orange