Whole Foods CEO John Mackey:
Our plastic waste crisis poses an enormous threat to our communities and the environment. And it’s only getting worse — Americans throw out enough plastic to fill 1.5 football stadiums every day.
If we’re going to turn the tide on plastic pollution, we need prominent supermarket chains such as Whole Foods to play a major role. Whole Foods can make an impact right now by setting a bold example that others in the industry can follow — starting with getting rid of harmful, unnecessary single-use plastics.
I urge you to commit to eliminating single-use plastic packaging from your stores.