Shoppers Drug Mart to transition from single-use plastic shopping bags starting January 31
by CM staff
Customers will have a variety of reusable alternatives available at checkout lanes.
TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart will begin to transition away from single-use plastic shopping bags across all stores starting January 31, encouraging customers to bring their own bags when shopping.
“Our commitment to fight climate change by reducing our carbon footprint is an important part of our company’s purpose,” said Pat Dean, Senior Vice-President, Front Store and Category Management, Shoppers Drug Mart. “Cleaner communities make for healthier communities, and we’re pleased to do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic entering our natural environment.”
While customers are encouraged to bring their own bags to the stores, there will also be a variety of reusable alternatives available at checkout lanes.
Shoppers Drug Mart has several environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, as part of the Loblaw Companies family. The company has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 for Scope 1 and 2, and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 for Scope 3; reducing plastic waste by making all of its control brand and in-store packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025; and, sending zero food waste to landfill by 2030.
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