Walmart, Target and CVS Join Forces to Find an Alternative to Single-Use Plastic Bags

A new consortium called 'Beyond the Bag' is soliciting ideas from supply chain and packaging experts

Walmart, Target, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS have all signed on to the consortium. Closed Loop Partners

While it’s easy to understand that single-use plastic bags are detrimental to the environment, it’s also true that so far, we haven’t developed an alternative that can compete with low-density polyethylene bags when it comes to convenience and price—two of the strongest motivators for retailers and consumers alike.

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@klundster Kathryn Lundstrom is Adweek's breaking news reporter based in Austin.