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Target Puts Recycling Bins in All Its Stores

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Discount retailer Target Corp expects to have recycling bins in all its stores by Tuesday as it tries to gain "green" credibility from consumers looking to be more eco-friendly.


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Jason Topps (9)
Tuesday April 6, 2010, 10:49 am
About time the US caught up with the europe with it's recycling!!

Erin R (181)
Tuesday April 6, 2010, 11:07 am
Good news!

gail dair (0)
Tuesday April 6, 2010, 4:33 pm
great news thanks Alexander

Bette M (91)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 1:35 am
Plant & protect trees for life.....................

Lola S (3)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 2:31 am
a gentle reminder, folks: recycling is not nearly as green as simply buying less... so while I'll say kudos to Target for the recycling bins, let's not all rush out to go purchase things.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 2:39 am

Baby steps.... but at least they are steps..

Mike M (40)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 4:06 am

Johanna Haas (3)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:06 am
Excellent - hopefully they can lead the way for other retailers adopting the change as well. (Although - Lindsey is correct, we need to 1) reduce, 2) reuse, and recycle is third and last on that list.

L R (4)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 8:52 am

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 12:28 pm
It's about time!

Catherine Turley (192)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 12:47 pm
i much prefer target to walmart, but they have been lagging in environmental concern (no recycled paper towels or toilet paper). at least they realize they need to step it up. i would like to see them offer organic and recycled versions of their 'up' products.

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 1:49 pm
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All stores should have them ! Good to read that Target has taken the lead : )

Wednesday April 7, 2010, 2:03 pm
That's really nice, but I'd like to see a large retailer like this demanding more eco-friendly packaging on the products they sell. Those plastic bubble packs cut my fingers when I open them, and probably NEVER degrade in landfills! It would be nice if they could use corn or gelatin based packaging that would dissolve when wet.
That heavy-duty plastic is among the stuff that doesn't even biodegrade in landfills.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 3:35 pm
Thanks Alexander. It's a start. Having less trash is better.

Judith C (159)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 3:36 pm
Good move

Linda M (0)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:00 pm
excellent. glad to hear it.

Audrey L (37)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:11 pm
This is great news. Everyone please buy a few cloth bags to shop with, they hold so much more and once you get in the groove of I don't go in a store without my bag it is easy. I am sure everyone here does that, but we have to somehow educate every one else. Kudos to Target though.

Deborah O (98)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:32 pm
About damn time. Now let's see them back it up with some innovations like providing items which can be purchased by weight using the customer's own containers--what if you could refill your dish liquid at target and keep your same container, just pay for the dish liquid by weight? A lot of natural co-ops do this but if a big store like target started a bulk section, it would be a big help.

Bette M (91)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 5:36 pm
Deborah O.
Now that would be a real trip.
Didn't know there were places where one could do that!!

Learn something new everyday!!

Plant & protect trees for life.........................

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 8:07 pm
We've had one in our store in Hobart Tasmania for ages - for recycling plastic bags...... Are we ahead of the pack then????? Good one.!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 9:03 pm
Thanks, Alexander.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday April 7, 2010, 9:59 pm
Noted, thanks.

Deborah B (72)
Thursday April 8, 2010, 6:33 am
Thanks, Alexander. Each move as this is in the right direction.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 8, 2010, 7:23 am
That will be very handy as there is a Target in every main shopping centre. Thanks Target

Jessica G (27)
Thursday April 8, 2010, 9:48 am
very interesting post, thank you alexanderl! noted!

Jessica G (27)
Thursday April 8, 2010, 9:48 am
very interesting post, thank you alexanderl! noted!

Abo r (107)
Monday April 12, 2010, 2:37 am

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Sunday April 18, 2010, 12:17 pm
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