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Storefront: Saving Cardboard, Paper & Plastic
56.7% AND STILL GOING STRONG
Each year, our goal is to improve our recycling practices.
Here’s more about what we’ve recycled.
2019 Recycled Materials:
- 266,954 tons of cardboard
- 11,230 tons of mixed plastic
- 2,597 tons of waxed cardboard
- 5,424 tons of mixed paper
- 984 tons of scrap metal
This equates to saving:
- 4.6 million trees
- 1.9 billion gallons of water
- 907,418 cubic yards of landfill space
- 3 million barrels of oil
OTHER WAYS WE’VE SAVED
Here are some other gains we’ve made by conserving resources:
We saved an impressive amount of paper by moving our reference materials to an electronic format for our stores. This switch enabled us to donate thousands of binders to local schools, churches, and other nonprofit organizations.
By working with our supplier, we eliminated 13,000 pounds of paper annually by reducing the amount of paper in our Bakery muffin cups by 23%.
We eliminated 7,900 pounds of corrugated cardboard annually by working with our supplier to reduce the size of the sidewalls on our Italian wedding cake trays.