“Apple looks to be bringing its environmental focus to its retail stores,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac.

“In a note sent to retail employees and obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has announced that it will be moving away from the iconic plastic drawstring Apple Store bags in favor of new paper bags made out of 80 percent recycled materials,” Miller reports. “In the note, Apple says that the change will occur on April 15th, but adds that if stores still have plastic bags in stock, they should use those first before switching exclusively to the new paper bags. ”

“Apple also tells employees to first ask if the customer would like a bag before giving them one, again looking to limit the number bags that it uses to begin with,” Miller reports. “The new bags are said to come in medium and large sizes.”

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