IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY: SHAW’S IS MAKING A DONATION
TO MASS AUDUBON WITH EVERY REUSABLE BAG
SAY “NO” TO PAPER OR PLASTIC AT SHAW’S
(Lincoln, MA) – When reusable bags are purchased in the month of April at Shaw’s and Star Market, customers are helping the environment in more ways than one. With every reusable bag, Shaw’s will donate five cents to Mass Audubon and shoppers will help to shrink their environmental footprint by reducing usage of plastic and paper bags.
“We believe that reusable bags are the better environmental option as compared to paper or plastic bags,” said Shaw’s president Larry Wahlstrom. “Last year, Shaw’s significantly increased the awareness and sales of reusable bags by approximately 90%. We want to continue that tremendous success.”
“We are pleased to be a partner in this effort,” said Mass Audubon president Laura Johnson. “Not only does this encourage individuals to reduce their environmental footprint, but this also helps raise awareness of Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.”
With every 99 cent Earth Day bag sold, five cents will be donated to Audubon Societies throughout New England, including Mass Audubon, Connecticut Audubon Society, Maine Audubon Society, New Hampshire Audubon Society, Rhode Island Audubon Society, and Vermont Audubon Society.
The Earth Day bags will be sold at all Shaw’s Supermarkets and Massachusetts Star Market locations from April 1 through April 30, 2009.
Other benefits that customers have discovered are that the reusable bags hold more groceries, which reduces the amount of trips from the car to the house, and the bags are sturdier for holding the heavy items such as cans.