The Goatote reusable bag rental program is being tested at CVS Pharmacy and Target locations in New Jersey as part of a shift away from single-use plastic bags. The program makes use of a technology platform from 99Bridges, which works by having shoppers download the app and scan the QR code to rent a bag rather than needing to purchase their own. The program comes at an important time when single-use plastic bag bans are continuing to come into effect as a way to combat the global plastic waste crisis.
Managing Director for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners Kate Daly spoke on the Goatote reusable bag rental program launch saying, "We're excited to see Goatote and 99Bridges' progress and continued work with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag Partners, such as CVS Health and Target. Their work today builds on the collaboration established through the Consortium, and the collective insights gained from the Beyond the Bag pilots, paving the path forward for more circular bag solutions."
The Goatote Program is Being Tested at CVS Pharmacy and Target
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