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IKEA, Whole Foods ditch plastic bags for good

February 8, 2013

IKEA, Whole Foods ditch plastic bags for good

The push to ban single-use plastic bags continues to gain momentum as more and more cities, counties and countries around the world adopt the trend.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away around 100 billion plastic bags each year, recycling less than one percent. The bags made out of polyethylene pose the biggest environmental risk ? one bag can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

A number of big companies are doing their part to mitigate the damage. Some, like Whole Foods and IKEA, have completely eliminated plastic bags, while others, like Wal-Mart, are in the process of cutting back on their usage.

Read more at GreenBiz.

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