By Russell Redman

Source: Supermarket News

CVS Health, Target and Walmart plan to test options to the single-use plastic shopping bag through the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag’s Beyond the Bag Initiative.

The three-year Beyond the Bag Initiative calls on retailers to “think outside the box” to address the global waste issue of plastic shopping bags while upholding consumer convenience. Last August, the consortium launched the global Beyond the Bag Challenge to source solutions — including technology-enabled reuse models, new materials, and software and hardware innovations — to replace today’s plastic bag.

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