Celebrates Earth Day by Giving Away Reusable Bags
Target stores have an annual tradition of giving away reusable bags to commemorate Earth Day. This year Target presented customers with 1.5 million reusable bags across the U.S. in honor of Earth Day on April 21. Some of the bags contained extra sustainable gifts, such as Method Dish Soap, Annie's Bunny Grahams, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent and Burt's Bees Moisturizing Cream. In addition to reusable bags, Target gave away coupon books for sustainable products that would yield more than $40 in savings.
Target is one of the largest and most popular discount retailers in the USA that offers a wide selection of highest quality name brand products, such as apparel, footwear, health and beauty products, jewelry, electronics, compact discs, DVDs, bedding, kitchen supplies, sporting goods, toys, pet supplies, automotive supplies, hardware supplies and more. Deeply committed to delivering unmatched value, continuous innovation and premium customer service, Target caters to the shopping needs of millions of people in the U.S. and Canada. Driving by the mission to expect more and pay less Target cares about the well-being of its customers by offering quality merchandise at low prices. Plus using Target Promo Codes customers will be able to save even more on their purchase at Target.
On Earth Day Target was not the only national retailer that was giving away free reusable bags to honor the event. For example, the Disney Store provided free reusable bags to the customers who brought five plastic shopping bags to be recycled.
Why is it so important for environmental conscious consumers to refrain from using plastic shopping bags? The problem is that plastic bag manufacturing relies on fossil fuels, petroleum and natural gas, plus toxic chemicals. For instance, for U.S. retailers the cost of plastic bags estimates $4 billion. And even though these plastic bags can be recycled, only a small quantity of them finally gets recycled. According to the EPA report, in 2010, only 12 percent of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were recycled. It should be noted that it takes approximately 1,000 years for plastic bags to break down in a landfill.
Another reason why customers had better get rid of plastic bags is that they have harmful effects on the oceans. Toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A get into the world's oceans. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a vivid example of the negative influence of using plastic bags. First spotted in 1988, the GPGP, located in the North Pacific Ocean, is estimated to be twice the size of Texas, and severely threatens the marine life. Scientists have recently found a similar plastic garbage patch in the Great Lakes, the largest bodies of fresh water lakes on the planet.