Environmental stewardship means a lot to us. It means our goals for the planet are as important as our goals for people and profit. It means always striving to improve and grow our efforts. It means integrating sustainability into every part of our business, from supporting the regional food economy, to encouraging customers to bring reusable shopping bags.
July 1, 2019: We’re eliminating plastic serviceware from all stores, offering only reusable utensils in our deli seating area to curb waste before it starts. Still need a disposable utensil? Ask for them at the register.
June 21, 2019: We’re now offering GO Box’s reusable coffee cup program in our Williams store! You can also check out GO Box reusable takeout containers in the deli at our Cedar Hills, Grant Park, Hawthorne, Sellwood, Seven Corners, Slabtown, Williams and Woodstock stores, with more on the way. Find out more, and join the reusable revolution at goboxpdx.com.
April 19, 2019: View our 2018 Impact Report. See how we did in 2018, and check out our goals for 2019.
March 20, 2019: We want to thank you for helping to reduce your environmental impact when you shop with your reusable shopping bags. Every visit that you bring your own reusable shopping bags, you’ll get an extra 10 points after you join Neighbor Rewards. Learn about Neighbor Rewards here.
February 4, 2019: We’re working with a local startup focused on finding a way to reuse these items and keep them out of the trash. Four of our stores will be collecting your clean plastic #1 lids and clamshells on the following dates: Arbor Lodge, February 23-24; Seven Corners, February 23; Mountain Park and Progress Ridge, February 11-24.
October 9, 2018: We adopted some nifty new software to help us make better, data-driven packaging choices. Our switch from plastic tubs to zipper bags for pre-packaged bulk items means a 78% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 80% reduction in water usage from this packaging change alone!
Discarded food makes up the largest single portion of garbage dumped in US. As a grocery store, we are uniquely situated to help solve this problem. To reduce food waste we are:
From human health impacts to ocean pollution, plastic and single-use packaging are a major environmental problem. We also recognize that convenience has become a necessity in our busy culture, and as such we are working to create opportunities to reduce waste in our stores.
Here’s what we’re doing to enact change:
We raise the bar on operational sustainability by empowering individual participation by all of our staff. Through our partnerships and collaborations, we work to encourage practices that promote healthy soil, air and water. Here are some of the ways we’re conserving:
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