H-E-B will celebrate Earth Day with its annual reusable bag give away, which provides 250,000 custom-designed reusable bags to customers across Texas. Beginning April 22, customers who visit any H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop or Mi Tienda store in Texas are eligible to receive a complimentary Earth Day bag, while supplies last.
The bags feature art designed by an H-E-B employee and are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Since 2008, H-E-B has given out nearly three million reusable bags in celebration of Earth Day.
Customers can purchase additional Earth Day reusable bags for $1.50. This year’s Earth Day tote was designed by Julia Rojas, a 13-year H-E-B employee from San Antonio who has designed art for the commemorative bag in previous years. The McAllen-native’s design, For the Love of Texas, features an intricate illustration showcasing several native plant and animal species.
Many H-E-B employees celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at outdoor events, tree plantings and community cleanups. H-E-B stores across the state also will host in-store events to celebrate Earth Day with their customers and communities.
Additionally, stores will host in-store Environmental Education Scavenger Hunt in partnership with EcoRise. The scavenger hunts are fun, self-guided tours through H-E-B stores, showing elementary age children ways H-E-B works to protect the environment and how they can adopt sustainable practices. The scavenger hunt information can be found here and printed versions will be available in stores.
H-E-B stores also also have teamed with more than 150 schools across the state to hold a recycling contest to see who can collect the most plastic bags. Winners will be announced in early May.
Field & Future by H-E-B products 25 percent off through May 3.
Field & Future by H-E-B, which the company launched last year, is an environmentally-minded brand of household, personal care and baby products designed to be clean and green. The brand is made with recycled or recyclable content, biodegradable formulas or plant-based ingredients and without 165 chemicals. There are almost 100 Field & Future by H-E-B products on shelves, including dish soap, body wash, bath tissue, baby diapers, as well as trash bags and bags for recyclables, which are made from up to 65 percent and 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic from H-E-B facilities.
H-E-B customers also can support sustainability efforts through its annual donation campaign. From April 13 through May 24, customers can donate $1, $3 or $5 online or in store at checkout. All proceeds collected from the effort will benefit the nonprofit organization. From the donation campaign, more than $1 million has gone to support the nonprofit.
Since 2012, H-E-B has contributed more than $20 million to over 500 environmental organizations in land and water conservation, habitat and coastal preservation, and community cleanups. This includes giving more than $2 million in grants to organizations such as Keep Texas Beautiful, Texas Conservation Fund and the Nature Conservancy of Texas.
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