Cardboard and Plastic Shrinkwrap
With more than 7,700 stores across the country, Walgreens is always looking for ways to be stewards of the environment.
Through recycling, items that may have ended up in landfills can now be re-used. In 2010, Walgreens recycled nearly 70 million pounds of cardboard -- that's equivalent to the weight of 2,909 school buses!
If all the shrinkwrap Walgreens has recycled was placed in a single roll, it would stretch across 19,120 miles -- more than three quarters of the way around the world.
Walgreens piloted a construction debris recycling program at select Chicago locations. Nearly 500 tons of construction debris was recycled.
Walgreens recycles all of its fluorescent lamps, which translates to nearly 1.2 million lamps each year -- enough to stretch from Chicago to Houston if you lined them up end to end.