CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Westchester Supermarkets Getting High Marks For Helping Environment

View Comments
Plastic Bags (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Plastic Bags (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) - When it comes to BYOB – bring your own bags – the Citizens Campaign for the Environment says some Westchester County grocery stores are helping out the cause.

“At the top of our report card, we have Stop & Shop with an A+ and Whole Foods with an A+,” says executive director Adrienne Esposito. “Whole Foods will give 10 cents per reusable bag and Stop & Shop will give a nickel. Stop & Shop also has large signage reminding customers to use their bags.”

WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi In White Plains

She says others, like Walmart and A&P aren’t doing their part to offer customers financial incentives to bring their own bags and not reminding customers to bring their bags into the store.

Esposito says it has to be a group effort.

“Frankly, stores cause the problem and now they need to help stop the problem,” she says.

Meanwhile calls to Walmart and A&P were not returned.

Their report also commended ShopRite, saying it “has a creative incentive for bringing your own bag – offering a 5 cent rebate for a reusable bag and a 2 cent rebate for reusing a plastic bag.”

View Comments