On Earth Day, Market Street teams up with Amarillo ISD’s Wolflin Elementary

AMARILLO, Texas — Market Street teamed up with Wolflin Elementary students to send an Earth Day message through art work. The student’s bags will be distributed to guests on Earth Day at Market Street at 2530 S. Georgia in Amarillo.

In the days leading up to Earth Day, United Supermarkets, Amigos and Market Street made paper bags available to students across Amarillo. Students were encouraged to decorate the bags with art inspired by the environmentally friendly holiday.

Students at Wolflin Elementary took it a step further and created Earth Day video messages for members of the Amarillo community. Click here to watch the specially crafted messages from Wolflin Elementary students.

Interview opportunities are available, please refer to the contact information below.

On Earth Day, the United Family reminds guests that the simple act of using reusable bags instead of single-use plastic bags can make a big difference for the environment. In the United States alone, nearly 100 billion plastic bags are used each year, with the average person using between 350 and 500, according to ReuseThisBag.com. From landfills to oceans, these bags end up in many places they don’t belong.

At all United Family store locations, guests are incentivized to replace their plastic bags with reusable bags for a discount of 5 cents per reusable bag at checkout. While that may not seem like a lot, it adds up over time — just like the positive impact of using the bag itself. In addition to the reusable grocery bags, The United Family has begun offering reusable produce bags as well. These also count towards the 5-cent discount.

Guests can even use their own reusable bags when getting curbside groceries through StreetSide. In addition to the reusable bag incentive, the United Family has been committed to making sustainability a big part of their daily mission.

In the last three years alone, the company has recycled more than 3 million pounds of plastic, more than 54 thousand pounds of cardboard and reused more than 850 thousand wooden pallets. The United Family also uses 100 percent LED lighting at its distribution center and in dozens of its stores – with a goal to convert all stores in the future.

Media Contacts:

Emma Spoon                                                                                Steffanie Chew

Communications Specialist                                                      Wolflin Elementary Principal

O: 806.796.7913                                                                           O: 806.326.5750

C: 806.543.7900                                                                  steffanie.chew@amaisd.org


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About The United Family®

In its 107th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.


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