As you may have heard, Whole Foods plans to stop giving out plastic bags entirely by Earth Day this year.
Check out the letter I wrote to them in support, and then consider writing one of your own!
Dear Whole Foods,
Thank you for taking another step towards helping the environment by eliminating your distribution of plastic bags. These days, it's important for corporations like yours, as well as individuals, to make strong moves and set a good example, so I think what you are doing is great.
But I would also like to ask you to take further action. Please require your customers to pay an additional fee for paper bags. I ask you to do this because your customers will need strong motivation to bring their own bags. Otherwise, they may simply switch to paper bags, which I have consistently heard have a larger carbon footprint than plastic bags.
Anyways, I thank you again for your initiative in reducing plastic waste and look forward to learning about similar actions from your organization in the future.