Aldi eliminating plastic bags from all 2,300 U.S. stores

January 18, 2024

UNDATED–Aldi customers will no longer be able to purchase plastic bags.

he discount grocery retailer has eliminated plastic shopping bags from all 2,300 U.S. stores, including Watertown.

The retailer aims to promote sustainability by reducing the use of plastic bags and encouraging customers to bring their own reusable bags.

Customers who forget to bring their reusable bags can buy cloth bags in the stores.

Aldi’s CEO said the company became the first major retailer in the U.S. to eliminate bags at all its stores.