Farro is making a conscious effort to make shopping more sustainable for its customers. Over the past month the company has made changes to the way it handles waste, and invited customers to join in on Plastic Bag Free Day, which was held on Friday 3 July.
All Farro stores offer a paper bag option for 16c each; the cost was dropped to 10c on the Plastic Bag Free Day. The company also encouraged its customers to bring in their own reusable bags.
Coinciding with Plastic Bag Free Day, as of this month, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu is now enforcing a ban that prohibits stores from handing plastic bags to customers at checkout, making Oahu the last populated island in the state to give the bags the boot. Hawaii is the first state to fully ban plastic bags at grocery stores. California recently passed a law that requires stores to charge for bags, but the measure has been put on hold until a referendum is held in November.