WASHINGTON — The largest supermarket retailers in the nation’s capital are preparing to give away free reusable bags during the coming week as a new 5-cent tax on both paper and plastic grocery bags takes effect Jan. 1.
Landover, Md.-based Giant Food, a division of Ahold USA, will provide every shopper with as many free reusable bags as it takes to pack their order from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, Jamie Miller, a spokesman for chain, told SN. He said the chain estimates it will give away 250,000 bags ...
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