Sustainable Products and Packaging
We are committed to looking for opportunities to source sustainable products and packaging whenever possible.
Encourage reducing the use of paper and plastic bags
Encourage use of reusable bags [Reuse & Reward Program]
- Our Reuse & Reward Program encourages customers to bring in their own reusable bags. For every reusable bag we use to bag your groceries, we’ll make a 5-cent donation to locally-based Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization.
- When 1 reusable bag is used, 2.5 disposable bags are saved from the waste stream.
Recycle plastic bags at our store [It’s in the Bag Program]
- We participate in the Recycling Association of Minnesota’s It’s in the Bag Program, which allows customers to recycle plastic bags and plastic film in bins at the front of our stores. The plastic is recycled into composite lumber, which is used in the construction of decks and railings.
Improving packaging sustainability
Department-specific product packaging: Ongoing work is being done to improve package sustainability within our departments as well as takeaway food containers.
- Salad Bar Containers
- Hot Food Containers
- Compostable Straws: At our stores with fountain drinks, we now offer 100% compostable straws made from plant-based PLA. The straws compost within 90 days and are wrapped in sustainably-sourced paper.
We are committed to offering you a wide variety of responsibly sourced wild-caught and farm-raised seafood through partnerships with organizations that ensure fisheries are utilizing sustainable practices that preserve and improve our oceans’ ecosystems. To learn more about our sustainable seafood offerings, visit: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/difference/responsible-sourcing/sustainable-seafood/
Our commitment to local farmers and growers is evident in the many seasonal varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables available at all Lunds & Byerlys stores. To learn more about the local farmers we partner with, visit: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/difference/responsible-sourcing/locally-grown/