Think you could run an entire retail store and throw out just 2 bags of garbage a week? That’s just what Brenda Marsh, Manager of the London Drugs store in St. Albert, Alberta, and their Receiver Linda have been able to accomplish. In September 2013, they received permission from London Drugs Head Office to remove their dumpster bin completely.
“We were down to one pick up every 3 weeks and did not need even that,” said Assistant Store Manager Patricia Smith, “We are now disposing of 1-2 garbage bags a week at most and have on site a community garbage bin that the mall can use for that.”
All London Drugs stores work hard to recycle their paper, plastics, wrap, styrofoam, pill bottles, packaging and all the materials that customers bring back. But it takes extra dedication to take recycling to this level.
Linda is seen here, waving goodbye (and good riddance) to the dumpster.
Congratulations to Brenda, Patricia, Linda and the whole team at store #48 in St. Albert.
You are the real Green Deal!