Conservation, One Shopping Bag at a Time
We’ll be the first to admit it: we go through a lot of paper products. Wrapping paper, shopping bags, printer paper, you name it. While we know we’re not alone as a retail business, we are committed to reducing our consumption of paper.
In the past couple of years Henry Bear’s Park has been making a deliberate effort to reduce waste in all operations: plastic bags are gone, the lights are kept off in our back offices and stock rooms when they’re not in use, both sides of office paper are used for printing, bags and wrapping paper are made from recycled paper, and a terrific reusable Henry Bear bag is available. But there is more to be done.
This Earth Day we began a promotion in hopes that our customers would join us as we green up the Park – until May 18th, all purchases packed in a reusable Henry Bear bag, instead of a paper shopping bag, will be 10% off! That goes for a Henry Bear bag that you bring in, or one that you purchase on the spot. The bags are only $1 (free with any purchase $75 or more) and so far the response has been wonderful! Yes, the savings are great, but the support in helping us become more eco-friendly has been even better. One shopper, looking for a “green” toy for a two-year old, selected the Green Toys Tea Set, perfect for a child whose grandparents are pastry chefs. To add to the “greenness” of the gift, we packed the tea set in a Henry Bear reusable bag instead of wrapping paper. The gift and presentation were a hit with the whole family, and our customer returned to get another bag for herself.
Even after May 18, when our 10% promotion is over, we will continue our conservation efforts, and we invite you to join us. Many of you will have our bag, so leave it in your car or stroller and remember to bring it in for your purchase. Our reusable bags will still be available (after May 18, the price will return to $1.50, but still free with a $75 purchase), and our paper handle bags will be available for $.50 each (one free with a purchase of $35 or more.) And, of course, we’ll still provide free gift wrapping.
We’re very grateful to you for joining us as we reduce, reuse, and recycle!