Sobeys has officially eliminated plastic bags in Canada but it's getting mixed reviews
Last Friday, Sobeys officially got rid of plastic bags — and a lot of Canadians aren't happy about it.
The Canadian food giant replaced their plastic bags with a more environmentally-friendly, paper model.
And while Sobeys is being rightfully celebrated for becoming more sustainable, some customers are pointing out that their new paper bags are just a little impractical.
This Canadian man found his groceries in the street.
Loving the paper bags at @sobeys! pic.twitter.com/NbxI5Yh2Fs— Blake Ulrich (@blakeulrich) February 2, 2020
And this woman had a similar experience.
Thank you, sobeys cashier, for filling my paper bag of groceries so full that it ripped and everything ended up on the ground in the parking lot 😖— TheKara™ (@KaraUtri) February 2, 2020
This man pointed out that handles would be a helpful addition to the new bags.
@sobeys Since you got rid of plastic bags, many you can look at this type of paper bags. If you are charging for paper give me a choice. pic.twitter.com/hV6MlkQAyS— Rob (@RobYEG) February 1, 2020
And this man still felt that Sobeys isn't doing enough.
But every item in the store is wrapped in single use plastic!— Jay Bee (@JayBee67403144) February 1, 2020
Mis-guided congrats while getting ripped off by big grocery marketing!
Pay for plastic is a marketing scheme! It’s time for companies to pay for their garbage!
Still, many Canadian businesses are proud to see their fellow companies taking the first strides toward a greener future.
A round of applause for @sobeys on officially starting the process of eliminating plastics bags from all stores across Canada! ♻️#Sustainability— Corona 🇨🇦 (@coronacanada) February 3, 2020
And really, Sobeys is pretty committed to sustainability — they even built a parking lot out of plastic bags.
Sobeys is continuing to phase out their plastic bags in the next few weeks.
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