14 Jul '11, 5pm

North Face Steps Up To Responsibly Manage an Invisible Waste Stream Read...

North Face Steps Up To Responsibly Manage an Invisible Waste Stream Read...

Yes, so called "poly bags" (thin clear plastic bags) are frequently used, and often required by law, to protect apparel through distribution and transit. And in many places, resources to recycle them just don't exist in the area. 20 of The North Face's stores are in such areas. The North Face didn't want to just accept that. So they joined forces with us. The result is the North Face Polybag Brigade . For The North Face, this closes a leak in their green efforts, giving new life to that which would have been invisible waste to consumers, but The North Face cares enough they want to be responsible stewards of their whole supply chain. So what happens to these bags after we get them? They're turned into, among other things plastic lumber , park benches, kitchen utensils and would you believe, bike racks? Who would have thought that an invisible source of waste could be turne...

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