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PCC Natural Markets Endorses Seattle’s Plastic Shopping Bag Ban

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 12:02 pm

Seattle-based PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest consumer-owned grocery retailer, has made known its support of the City of Seattle’s proposed ordinance to prohibit all retailers from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to shoppers as of July 1, 2012.

PCC discontinued offering plastic shopping bags to customers at all of its stores—within and outside of Seattle’s city limits—in October 2007. Currently, two-thirds of PCC customers bring their own reusable bags or opt not to use a PCC-provided paper bag for their baggable purchases.

“PCC wholeheartedly endorses this highly-visible and impactful step the City of Seattle is taking to reduce the considerable and unnecessary waste generated by the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags,” said Tracy Wolpert, PCC’s CEO. “We know from experience that consumers will ultimately view this ban as an initiative proposed with the health and safety of our communities and the environment in mind.”

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