Shoppers at select Target and CVS stores can now check out reusable bags at in-store kiosks and return them for fresh ones during their next shopping trip.
Starting in May 2022, select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores across New Jersey are piloting a reusable bag systems from Goatote, a kiosk system that provides easy access to clean reusable bags, offering a reusable alternative for guests that forgot their own reusable bag. Goatote reusable bag kiosks are available in stores across Jersey City, Howell Township, Watchung, North Plainfield, Wall, and Marlton.
For these pilots, Goatote is partnering with 99Bridges for the technology platform that powers its reusable bag system. In 2021, Goatote was one of nine winners of a contest, the “Beyond the Bag” initiative, run by the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners. With founding partners CVS Health, Target and Walmart, the Center is aiming to reinvent the single-use plastic retail bag, with the goal of identifying, piloting and implementing innovative alternative designs for the current single-use retail bag.Chain Store Age