LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here announced that the number of paper and plastic grocery bags it has saved since mid-2007, when the chain launched initiatives to cut usage at the checkout, has surpassed the 2 billion mark. Publix has been able to reduce the use of paper and plastic bags by more than 1 million per day by training front service clerks and cashiers to increase the number of items per bag, implementing bag reduction goals for each store, holding communication ...
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