Natural Grocers goes "Bag Free"

One local grocery store is taking a step toward going Green today.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stores are now completely bag free.

The Colorado-based company began giving away free reusable bags for Earth Day while customers adjust.

Each store will continue to provide customers with free recycled cardboard boxes to pack their groceries.

Natural Grocers will offer many types of reusable bag options, ranging from $.99 to $5.99.

On Earth Day last year, the company began testing the concept of going Green at six stores by discontinuing their use of all plastic bags.

They say the six bag-free stores saved at least 534,909 bags last year.