Whole Foods to ban disposable plastic straws from its stores

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Starting in July, Whole Foods will be getting rid of disposable plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom. 

Recyclable, compostable paper straws will be offered instead.

The supermarket chain has also reduced the size of its plastic produce bags, and is also putting rotisserie chicken in bags, rather than in hard plastic containers. 

The new bags contain 70 percent less plastic. 

According to Whole Foods, the initiatives are expected to reduce an estimated 800,000 pounds of plastic per year. 

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