SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Whole Foods announced it be will be banning plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the UK, and Canada.
The store says it will also begin using smaller produce bags to help cut down on waste as well.
According to a report from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, plastics will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050.
Whole Foods claims to be the first national grocery chain to take this step, but this isn’t the first time the company has taken steps to become environmentally friendly.
In 2008, they stopped offering disposable plastic bags and now offer paper bags. The straw ban will go into effect in July.