No More Plastic Bags at Sobeys


Sobeys stores across Canada including Windsor-Essex are going plastic free.

As of Friday , the grocery store is removing single-use plastic grocery bags and is encouraging shoppers to use reusable bags or buy paper bags for 10-cents.

Sobeys is the first national Canadian grocery retailer to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags from all of its stores.

The majority of customers AM800 News spoke to at the Sobey's location off Amy Croft Croft, east of Manning, in Lakeshore supported the move saying it's about time.

Customers say they only buy plastic bags out of convenience or if they forgot to bring the reusable ones from their vehicle.

Jay Toth works at Customer Service at Sobeys in Lakeshore and is proud to work for a company that supports the environment.

"It makes me feel good, it really does, we have to save the environment somehow," he says.

The change will take 225-million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobey's 255 locations across Canada each year.

Locally, there are Sobeys stores in Amherstburg and off Manning Rd. and Amy Croft Drive in Lakeshore.