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 containers and bags.
October 10: We’re expanding our Bag It Forward program to include all reusable containers! You’ll now get a 5 cent refund for things like using reusable produce bags, bringing in your own jars when buying bulk, and more! Read more here.
October 9 : 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!
September 19 : We’re expanding GO Box’s reusable takeout containers program to Slabtown, Grant Park, Hawthorne, Williams, and Seven Corners stores! Find out more, and join the reusable revolution at goboxpdx.com.
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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