Petition: 455K people want Target to abandon plastic bags

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FILE – This May 3, 2017, file photo shows a Target store in Omaha, Neb. Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $714 million. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

(AP) — A frequent Target customer is asking the Minneapolis-based retail giant to stop using plastic bags.

Protest organizer Theresa Carter and other Target shoppers planned to deliver pages with more than 455,000 signatures to the corporation’s headquarters this past Thursday, which is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

The petition calls for Target to commit to eliminating plastic bags that Carter says are “choking the earth.”

She says other retailers including IKEA and Costco have already nixed plastic bags.

A Target spokeswoman says the company has taken several steps to reduce its use of plastic.

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