Sobeys commits to eliminate plastic bags

STELLARTON, N.S. — Grocery giant Sobeys Inc. says it will remove plastic grocery bags from all its Sobeys grocery stores by the end of January 2020. The change, starting with its IGA stores on the island of Montreal, will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobeys’ 255 locations across Canada each year. The company will then phase out plastic grocery bags and introduce paper bags in all its other banners, including Safeway, FreshCo and Foodland.