Whole Foods to Reduce Plastic Packaging


Effective July 2019, Whole Foods Market will eliminate plastic straws and replace PET rotisserie chicken containers in stores in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. It is expected that these changes will reduce plastic destined for disposal by 400 tons annually.

A. C. Gallo, president and Chief Merchandising Officer for Whole Foods Market stated “We recognize that single-use plastics were a concern for many of our customers, team members and suppliers and we are proud of changes in packaging and we will continue to look for additional opportunities to further reduce plastic across our stores”. Previously Whole Foods Market eliminated Styrofoam meat trays and disposable plastic grocery bags at checkout counters.