Source: ChicoBag and 99Bridges
Plastic bags inched a bit closer to their deaths this week, with the next step in a partnership among CVS Health, Target and Walmart entering the pilot stage.
Formed last year, the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, managed by Closed Loop Partners, seeks to drive long-term change surrounding sustainable and scalable alternatives to the single-use plastic bag.
CVS Health, Target and Walmart are founding partners and have collectively committed $15 million. Other partners include DICK'S Sporting Goods, Dollar General, The Kroger Co., The TJX Companies, Ulta Beauty, Ahold Delhaize USA Brands, Albertsons Companies, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Wakefern Food Corp. and Walgreens.
The group’s first six-week pilot — occurring through the fall in nine CVS, Target and Walmart stores — will refine solutions from the Consortium's global Beyond the Bag innovation challenge to learn more about their technical feasibility and desirability.