Target has installed recycling stations in its 1,740 domestic stores to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the retail giant said on Tuesday.
The permanent, store-front stations will accept aluminum, glass and plastic drink containers, plastic bags, ink cartridges, MP3 players, cell phones and other electronics.
Minneapolis-based Target (NYSE: TGT) will also give away 1.5 million reusable shopping bags made from recycled bottles at its stores on April 18. Customers who use these reusable bags or their own will continue to receive a 5 cent per bag discount at checkout.
"We know that eco-friendly living is top-of-mind for our guests, and the launch of store recycling stations allows us to continue to partner with them to curb unnecessary waste in our stores and our communities," Target Vice President of Brand Marketing Shawn Gensch said in a news release. "Target is committed to the preservation of the environment and to giving our guests eco-friendly options that will help them live more sustainably."
More information about Target's environmental initiatives is available at Target.com/eco-friendly.