Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I e-mailed Lunds because I noticed that my neighborhood store had added a big bin for co-mingled recyclables to their front entryway and that they offer quite a few brands of environmentally friendly dish and laundry soap (rather than just one like you'd see in some mainstream stores), so I was sending them a pat on the back. Read on to see what else they're doing! I of course prodded them to compost their food and paper waste, too.
"Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Lunds Penn Avenue location. The plastic bag recycling and environmentally friendly cleaning products are only a couple of the initiatives our company is doing to reduce, reuse and recycle. We are working with all of our vendors and suppliers to provide more sustainable packaging and are constantly increasing the numbers of organic and natural products in our stores. We have taken several steps over the past few years to reduce our power usage by changing electrical, heating and refrigeration systems to more environmentally-friendly ones.
We are also proud of our partnership with Second Harvest. For each reusable bag our customers bring to our stores, we donate 5 cents to Second Harvest. We have reduced our plastic and paper bag usage and have donated thousands of dollars to Second Harvest through this initiative."