The company, headquartered in Stellarton, N.S., said in a news release it’s the first national grocery store to eliminate plastic bags.

Sobeys called it the first step in “removing unnecessary plastic from all retail.”

The chain said removing the bags from its 255 locations across Canada will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation each year. The move to phase out plastic bags includes other stores within the Sobeys group, including FreshCo, Safeway, Foodland, IGA and Rachelle Béry locations.

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