Cincinnati Macy's Inc. said Thursday it will begin using partly recycled paper shopping bags at its Macy's stores and biodegradable packaging for its online shipments. The changes start this month.
The new store bags will be made from paper with 30% recycled material and will be 100% recyclable. Its previous bag was laminated and not recyclable.
Macy's will also stock reusable cotton tote bags for $3.95, with $1 going to the National Park Foundation.
Direct-to-consumer businesses including macys.com and bloomingdales.com will begin using loosefill packing materials that are 100% biodegradable.