Safeway’s reusable bags are an easy way to make a lasting impact on the environment, and we encourage shoppers to use our broad selection of reusable bags and totes for a diverse range of shopping needs.
- Educating our customers and employees about the importance of reducing plastic bag use.
- Encouraging the use of totes and reusable bags through signage.
- Training our cashiers to more efficiently package orders at our checkstands.
We are well on our way to reaching the 2010 industry goal of lowering plastic bag use by 50% over our five years.
Customers are encouraged to use the plastic bag recycling depots located at the entrance of all Safeway stores to dispose of unwanted plastic bags. These bags are then sent to Trex Company where they’re given a new longer term use as plastic decking, fencing, railing and furniture.