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Albertsons Receives EPA Safer Choice Partner Of The Year Award

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:07 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Albertsons winner of its Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award for the company’s commitment to increasing awareness of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program for sustainable products.

The Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award recognizes businesses and organizations that advance the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of the Safer Choice Program.

Albertsons was recognized in the retailer category; it displays the Safer Choice logo on its Bright Green line of earth-friendlier private-label products as well as promotes the Safer Choice Program in stores, advertising and online messaging.

More than 2,000 products currently qualify to carry the Safer Choice label.

Albertsons’ Bright Green Glass & Window Cleaner and Bright Green Rinse Aid, sold in stores nationwide, are the first of the company’s Bright Green line of sustainable homecare and paper products to display the Safer Choice label. More Bright Green products will be added to the program in coming months in addition to other national brand Safer Choice products.

Introduced in 2008, the Bright Green line includes cleaning products made with non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, paper products made from at least 50 percent recycled content, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

All Bright Green products have been evaluated by a third-party agency that analyzes the product’s life cycle and ensures that the benefits are not accompanied by hidden negative environmental impacts.

The supermarket chain also is working on waste reduction initiatives for all of its facilities, including 30 distribution centers and 21 manufacturing plants.

In 2015, the facilities and stores recycled more than 22 million tons of soft plastic. In addition, Albertsons has committed to sourcing Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) for use in its private-label products, with nearly 3.3 million pounds of CSPO sourced in 2015 and an expected 4.8 million pounds sourced in 2016.

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