Stauffers of Kissel Hill’s Earth Day 2020 Green Initiative
At Stauffers of Kissel Hill, we are proud to announce that we are taking an exciting new step towards greener practices in our stores!
As a first initiative in our ongoing commitment to implement greener practices, we are targeting to eliminate Single Use Plastic Bags and Large Brown Paper Bags at our registers for packing groceries by Earth Day 2020.
That’s a Big Step!
Stauffers will be the first grocery store in the Susquehanna Valley to eliminate the use of Single Use Bags in our stores. We’re thrilled to introduce this initiative to Lancaster County!
So, how will this initiative impact us as citizens? Our Chief Operating Officer, Eric Stauffer, has this to say: “By eliminating Single Use Plastic Bags to pack groceries, we save 4.6 million bags each year. We believe that this is a very important first step as we explore ways to be more earth-friendly. Reusable Bags also offer more convenience. They hold more groceries without breaking or tearing, requiring fewer bags per shopping trip, and their sturdy handles make it easier for customers to load and unload the car.”
Eliminating Single Use Plastic Bags from our checkouts also means fewer bags end up in our landfills as a result of throwing them away. You will find fewer plastic bags littered across the road, leading to a more beautiful Lancaster County. Better yet, fewer bags end up invading animals’ natural habitats, where they threaten their way of life.
“What If I Don’t Have Any Reusable Bags?”
Great question! To help our customers make the change to using Reusable Bags, starting September 11th through September 30th, receive 1 FREE Reusable Grocery Bag every time you shop in our stores! That’s right, for the next 3 weeks you can stock up on reusable bags for future use. Additional Stauffers Reusable Bags are always available for purchase by our registers for $1.59 each. [We eliminated the $0.05 Bag Refund for bringing in your own Reusable Bags.]
At Stauffers, we encourage the use of Reusable Bags and FREE Boxes to pack your groceries. Boxes will be available at both our Rohrerstown and Lititz Fresh Food stores near the checkouts for customers to use.
Do you need help remembering to bring in your own bags? We’ve got you covered! We will have plenty of parking lot and building signage to provide you with a friendly reminder. Also, we recommend storing them inside your car after each shopping trip so that they never fall out of reach! If you do forget, you may use as many of our Free Boxes as you need to transport your fresh, delicious groceries home with you.
A Greener Stauffers
Overall, we believe that our Green Initiative is a very important step towards taking more responsibility in protecting our planet. We’re extremely excited to implement this initiative, and we look forward to our customers’ warm response. Finally, we want to thank everyone who already uses Reusable Grocery Bags.
Thank you for helping us to eliminate Single Use Bags. Let’s work together to be greener!