ShopRite brings back ‘Earth Day Challenge’


KEASBEY, N.J. — ShopRite is encouraging consumers to get involved in Earth Day by bringing back its “Earth Day Challenge” this year. The supermarket retailer is providing complimentary cleanup kits — including essentials like gloves and garbage bags — to volunteers interested in beautifying their communities.

“The program makes it easy for participants to clear litter from beaches or spruce up local parks, and helped spark 6,000 volunteers to participate in community cleanups at 130 locations across five states in 2016. Since the program’s inception, over 40,000 participants have taken part in ShopRite’s Earth Day Challenge,” the company said.

According to ShopRite, its environmentally-friendly practices have produced some impressive results.

  • Over the past 40 years, ShopRite stores have recycled two million tons of material

  • In 2016, ShopRite stores recycled 143,965 tons of waxed and corrugated cardboard; 3,883 tons of plastics; 983 tons of newspaper; 281 tons of office paper; and 57 tons of metal

  • ShopRite composted more than 21,000 tons of food waste in 2016

Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 22 this year.

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