Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Walgreens offers green shopping bags for purchase as an alternative to plastic. They are made of non-woven polypropylene or 80 percent recycled water bottles.
This spring, the company held a competition among team members for a new reusable shopping bag design. More than 1,000 entries were submitted and the top three green designs will be rolled out nationwide in 2012.
Did You Know?
In the last 10 years, Walgreens has planted:
- 131,000 trees
- 1.2 million shrubs
All told, 2,100 acres of landscaping has been planted on Walgreens properties -- equivalent to an area two and a half times the size of New York's Central Park.