The shift away from single-use plastics has been playing out for several years on the global stage.
The State of California banned single-use plastics (2016), the entire country of Kenya banned them (2017), and now Kroger, America's largest grocery chain, has announced a plan to phase out single-use plastic bags.
Reusable bags and yes, even plastic bags for certain applications, have a place in a thoughtful solution, but paper products are quickly becoming a key player in a well rounded plan. As consumer sentiment continues to shift away from single-use plastics, it’s important to know what options are available.
It’s time to start thinking of how this could impact your supply chain in the years to come, and we are here to help. You are just a click or a call away from reaching Ross & Wallace’s industry experts that can help you think through creative solutions.
To start let’s look at some easy, common swaps.
Checkout Bags - swap plastic T-sacks for 1/6 BBL or 1/7 BBL paper SOS Grocery Sacks
Bakery Bags - swap plastic film bread bags or windowed bags for 27” or 24” paper bread bags
CONVENIENCE AND LIQUOR STORES
Checkout Bags - swap plastic T-sacks for 20# Shorty paper SOS Grocery Bags or 1/6 BBL paper SOS Grocery Sacks
Liquor bottles and wine - swap for a paper quart liquor bag
Single units (e.g. a can of soda or beer) - swap for 2# paper SOS Grocery Bags
Single units - (e.g. cookies/ pastries/ donuts) - swap for 2# or 4# white or natural grease resistant paper SOS grocery bags or small paper pinch bottom bags
Multiple units - swap for 12# white SOS Grocery Bags
Checkout bags (to hold pastry boxes) - swap for 1/6 BBL paper SOS Grocery Sacks
Checkout Bags - swap plastic T-sacks for paper pinch bottom pharmacy bags or 6# - 12# paper SOS Grocery Bags
If you would like to see a chart with details on all of the sizes and styles Ross & Wallace manufactures, you can find that here.