On July 1st, Hawaii will be the first state to prohibit businesses from using one-time use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags solely for the use of transporting merchandise, beating California whose ban has been put on hold. Hooray! It’s good to be number one.
At HomeWorld, we’ve been practicing earth-friendly habits for a more than a decade.
For our customers, we sell reusable Envirosax at our stores.
Envirosax bags are lightweight, waterproof, and easily folds to fit in any purse. One Envirosax bag potentially replaces 5,000 one-time use plastic bags over its lifetime!*
As a company, we recycle our packing material including cardboard and styrofoam.
According to our Division Manager of Operations Mark Kantor, our company recycles cardboard weekly at our warehouse. The cardboard (mostly from our furniture manufacturers) is bundled into bails which are shipped to China and recycled to create post-consumer recycled paper products.
Our styrofoam is processed and picked up once a month in bags weighing approximately 750 pounds. “If we did not do this process of densifying the styrofoam, we would be sending about two 40-foot containers weekly to the landfill,” says Mark. The by-product is shipped to China were it is re-used in products such as crown moulding, insulation, and other building materials.
Recycling is our social responsibility. Are you ready for the plastic bag ban? How do you reduce, recycle, and reuse?
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