03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Whole Foods Sacks Plastic Bags

There's a familiar question that Whole Foods will stop asking shoppers: Paper or plastic?

Tuesday, Whole Foods (WFMI) will announce plans to stop offering disposable, plastic grocery bags in all 270 stores in the USA, Canada and United Kingdom by Earth Day -- April 22. That means roughly 100 million plastic bags will be kept out of the environment between that date and the end of 2008, the company says.

"This is something our customers want us to do," says A.C. Gallo, Whole Foods co-president. "It's central to our core values of caring for communities and the environment."

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