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Ikea bagging plastic

| Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

The home furnishings retailer Ikea says it will no longer offer disposable shopping bags at its North American stores. In March 2007, the company said it would charge 5 cents per bag to discourage the use of disposable bags, with the proceeds going to an environmental charity. The company, with a store in Robinson, says that cut bag use by 92 percent. Sturdy, reusable shopping bags will still be available for 59 cents.

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