Kellogg Company and Grocer Albertsons Companies Drive Awareness for In-Store Recycling
Promotion part of efforts to celebrate Earth Day 2023
April 17, 2023 /3BL Media/ - Kellogg and Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, are teaming up to help change customers’ recycling habits in honor of Earth Day.
What’s happening: The companies have created special signage for in-store recycling bins utilizing iconic Kellogg characters Tony the Tiger(R) and Toucan Sam(R) and will hold a series of in-store events to promote Albertsons Cos.’ in-store recycling programs in Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and Safeway, ACME, Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market stores in the Northeast. Packaging that includes the appropriate How2Recycle® Store Drop-off label, including some of your favorite Kellogg foods, can be returned to these bins at participating stores. A full list of what is accepted is available here.
The opportunity: Certain plastic bags, wraps and films cannot be placed in curbside recycling bins at home. By improving customer education on what can be brought back to participating Albertsons Companies stores for recycling, we can give plastic packaging a new life.
“Kellogg Company envisions a day when the planet thrives. We’re doing our part by taking steps to help make our packaging more sustainable, partnering with our customers and helping to educate consumers about how to properly dispose of packaging. Providing solutions like this this are important to making real change,” said Oli Morton, Kellogg Company’s U.S. Chief Customer Officer. “We recognize the power of partnerships and that’s why we are proud to partner with Albertsons Companies on this initiative, as together we can make a positive impact on the planet.”
“Albertsons Companies understands our consumers’ concerns about plastic and packaging waste, which is why we developed Recipe for Change,” said Suzanne Long, Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer. “Recipe for Change is our commitment to make a real difference in the communities we serve and the planet we share. Educating customers on how to recycle plastic packaging helps us to accelerate our transition to a more circular economy.”
Initiatives such as these are part of Kellogg’s Better Days(R) Promise to advance sustainable and equitable access to food, creating better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), our vision is a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled. We are creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2022 were over $15.3 billion, comprised principally of snacks as well as convenience foods like cereal, frozen foods, and noodles. As part of our Kellogg’s Better Days® Promise ESG strategy, we’re addressing the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate and food security, creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com.
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of December 3, 2022, the Company operated 2,270 retail food and drug stores with 1,720 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 19 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2021, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed nearly $200 million in food and financial support, including approximately $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities have enough to eat.