Giant Eagle pledges to reduce water consumption in honor of Earth Day


PITTSBURGH - Multi-format food, fuel and pharmacy retailer, Giant Eagle is celebrating Earth Day this year with a commitment to reduce water consumption by 5% by July 2017, resulting in an anticipated conservation of millions of gallons of water. 


"Giant Eagle has long been dedicated to conserving natural resources through the implementation of environmentally-minded business practices," stated Shelly Sponholz, Giant Eagle SVP real estate and development. "We feel that it is important to be environmentally conscious, not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. It is with this mentality that we operate 12 LEED-certified retail locations, have converted nearly half of our distribution fleet to CNG powered vehicles and recycle more than 700 tons of plastic bags annually."


In addition to conservation efforts being put in place throughout Giant Eagle supermarkets, the company's WetGo car wash locations utilize water reclamation systems in order to make quality car washing more environmentally friendly. A single car wash at WetGo uses approximately 50 percent fewer gallons of fresh water than typical car washes.


This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds