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News: Ralphs partners with ESCA to promote reusable shopping bags

(Above) A Ralphs reusable shopping bag, printed with EarthShare California and member charity logos. (Click for larger image)

Join EarthShare California and Ralphs Supermarkets as they usher in reusable shopping bags. As an earth-friendly alternative, Ralphs is pleased to introduce the new reusable shopping bags promotion. The bags will be available in all Southern California Ralphs stores.

The cost of the bags is 2 for $3.  With each reusable shopping bag purchased, a 50-cent donation will go to benefit EarthShare California and its environmental charities. Customers will also receive 5 cents back each time they use their Ralphs reusable shopping bag.

Top 5 Reasons to Reuse a Bag:

  • The petroleum in 14 plastic bags could drive a car 1 mile.
  • Americans use over 14 billion plastic bags annually.
  • It takes 70% more global warming gasses to make a paper bag than a plastic bag.
  • Paper bags do not biodegrade in landfills.
  • Cities spend up to 17 cents per bag in disposal costs.

EarthShare California and its environmental charities would like to thank the Ralphs/Food 4 Less Foundation for their generous $10,000 donation to kick off the promotion.