LAKELAND, Fla. — Last week, the number of paper and plastic grocery bags saved since Publix Super Markets here launched a bag initiative in mid-2007 surpassed the 1 billion milestone. The chain has trained front service clerks and cashiers to increase the number of items per bag, implemented bag-reduction goals for each store, held communication campaigns to encourage the use of reusable bags and donated reusable bags to non-profits and partner organizations throughout the ...

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