Will Become the First Retailer in Ontario to Offer a Certified Compostable Bag Option at Checkout..
NEWMARKET, ON, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian health food retailer Nature's Emporium has announced that on Earth Day, Monday April 22nd, they will become the first retailer in Ontario to offer a 100% Certified Compostable Bag option at all checkout lanes in their 4 locations in Burlington, Newmarket, Maple and Woodbridge.
"We know that tomorrow can't be taken for granted. That's why we're committed to protecting, preserving and promoting the health of the environment we all share. Our new 'Better Bag' represents a major step forward in that effort. It also builds upon the work we're already doing to reduce our impact, including educating our staff, embracing the use of sustainable packaging materials, developing more sustainable operating practices and supporting the continued growth of the organic industry at large" remarked Joe D'Addario, President of Nature's Emporium.
This effort represents the latest step in the retailers ongoing mission to reduce the amount of single-use plastics available in-store, and could help prevent as many as 1,000,000 plastic from bags entering landfills every year.
"Our new bag is about providing our customers with a sustainable option that reduces the amount of plastic destined for landfills, while encouraging the capture of an important resource - food waste - which can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions" said Mary D'Addario, Director of Philanthropy & Community Partnerships.
The Better Bag offers a convenient option for purchase carryout. It's also approved for use in municipal composting programs, and can be reused as a replacement for the compostable bags typically purchased separately. At just 20 cents per bag, it presents customers with a new, more sustainable option that doesn't sacrifice the convenience and flexibility offered by traditional plastic bags.
A portion of the proceeds from all compostable bags sold at checkout will be donated to local conservation partners.
About Nature's Emporium:
Nature's Emporium is a leading health food retailer based in the Greater Toronto Area. They operate retail locations in Newmarket, Burlington, Maple and Woodbridge, offering organic produce, natural and organic groceries, natural and organic prepared meals, plant-based whole body care and more.