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Meijer suspends bottle returns, asks people to stop bringing reusable bags

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 16:35:54-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is suspending bottle returns in all its Michigan stores as part of its response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order on Monday.

The store is also asking people to stop bringing reusable bags from all its stores. Meijer says both measures will help its employees do their jobs in the safest manner and maintain cleanliness in the stores.

Both measures are effective immediately.

The store also recently adjusted its hours to allow employees more time for cleaning and designated a time for seniors and others who are most at risk to severe complications from coronavirus to shop.