HUTCHINSON, Kan. — While the city of Wichita has taken the first steps to possibly banning plastic bags, Dillons has stayed the course in its plans to eliminate the plastic from stores.
According to a release from spokesperson Sheila Lowrie, Dillons continues to work toward its goal to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025 as part of the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative.
At this time, Lowrie says there are not any new updates to share regarding the specific timeline for when plastic bags will be completely phased out from local Dillons locations.
Lowrie says there are a couple of factors at play here with the length of time because the transition is a huge step. It will also change how support companies produce and distribute paper and reusable bags.
Lowrie says people are getting into the habit of recycling the plastic bags, which increased by 2.2% throughout Dillons stores. Dillons continues the push to get customers to use reusable bags.