General Store is getting rid of plastic bags (so BYOB – bring your own bags)

Plastic grocery bags are used for an average of 12 minutes but take over 500 years to degrade in the landfill, so the General Store is getting rid of them.

Bring your own bag (box) the next time you shop at the General Store. A few years ago the store started charging for bags, which encouraged customers to bring their own, but it isn’t enough. 

Plastic grocery bags are used for an average of 12 minutes but take over 500 years to degrade in the landfill. 

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It is a small step but the store will be getting rid of single-use bags. There will be paper bags and new General Store bags for purchase. There usually are boxes available for heavier items such as cans and beverages. 

We are currently sourcing for biodegradable or reusable produce bags but encourage customers to use them sparingly. It is not necessary to put each item into a separate bag. 

Many customers say they have millions of bags but have left them at home. We are hoping customers will donate clean reusable grocery bags that people can borrow and then return. 

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