Efforts & Results
- Recycling efforts at Woods have resulted in 15.5 tons of plastic & 1,302 tons of paper being kept out of the landfill so far in 2017
- Approximately 1,317 tons of paper/plastic/cardboard every year, or 110 tons per month, is being removed from the trash waste stream
- Digital coupons help save on paper waste, and provide guest convenience
Food Waste Diversion
Our guests trust us to provide high quality products to enhance their lives, and we believe this responsibility extends to managing our surplus. We partner with local food banks to post-dated, still consumable items out the landfill. For the year 2013 to now, we have donated over 230,000 lbs. of product.
Reuseable Grocery Bags
Woods has offered reusable shopping bags for over 10 years. During this time we have sold 1,000's of reusable bags and given away many more. We teach, coach and train our cashiers to reduce the use of plastic and paper bags on the front end by focusing on proper bagging. We set goals for each store to reduce the amount of bags used and report on the progress the stores are making. Woods guests are also making a difference by using reusable shopping bags. These types of efforts have a positive impact on our Earth.