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Lexington Co-op Markets eliminate single-use plastic bags ahead of state ban

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 15:34:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Lexington Co-op Markets announced it will stop using single-use plastic bags ahead of New York State ban.

Both local grocery stores stopped using plastic bags at its registers as of Sunday, according to officials.

“Co-op shoppers have consistently looked for alternatives to packaging and plastics, so it wasn’t a surprise to see that they’re using less plastic bags,” General Manager, Tim Bartlett commented. “To assist our customers in their transition away from plastic, our canvas tote bags will be on sale two for five dollars, starting February 16 through March 3.

Plastic bag consumption at Lexington Co-op Markets dropped by 25-percent over the past year, according to officials. The single-use plastic ban goes into place on Sunday, March 1.