LUBBOCK, Texas — 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 United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos, guests are incentivized to replace their plastic bags with reusable bags for a small 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.
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.
As of 2021, the company has recycled more than 1.1 million pounds of plastic, more than 37 million pounds of cardboard and in the last two years, reused 290,147 pallets. The United Family also uses 100 percent LED lighting at its distribution center and in dozens of its stores.
About The United Family®
In its 105th 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 95 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
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