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Plastic, Who? How Major Retailers Are Making Shopping More Sustainable

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Not to give you a massive guilt-trip, but those single-use plastic bags you throw away after every quick errand are becoming a major problem. To put it in perspective, out of the 100 billion plastic bags produced in the United States alone, less than 10 percent are actually recycled—I know, yikes. It’s been a hot-button topic for years now, but the situation is only getting worse, so the Beyond the Bag Innovation Challenge feels like a true sign of change to come. How do you stop single-use plastic bag waste? You go straight to the retailers themselves, of course. Big...

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