Salisbury, N.C. Food Lion will begin selling reusable shopping bags in all of its stores beginning on Tuesday, Earth Day.
The bags are made of a poly woven polypropylene, feature the Food Lion logo and will be available in all Food Lion stores beginning Earth Day for $0.89 each.
Brian Stokes, Food Lion’s project manager, said that there are two main reasons why the company has decided to offer these bags to customers.
“First and foremost, more and more people are becoming aware of the effect grocery bags can have on the environment. Reusable bags make sense,” Stokes said. “Second, we purchase millions of plastic grocery bags each year. By reducing the cost of buying bags, we can pass on those savings to our customers.”
The company’s Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores already offer similar reusable bags.