Brookshire Grocery Co. has been committed to material recycling efforts for a number of years in many areas of our business.
Response and participation in our recent introduction of materials collection at our retail stores has been tremendous.
Brookshire Grocery Co. recycled 1.38 million pounds of plastic; 243,338 pounds of paper; and 40 million pounds of cardboard in fiscal 2012. Collection containers are placed in the front of stores to collect plastic bags and plastic (PET No. 1) bottles. Cardboard is collected at retail and warehouse facilities, paper is collected at the corporate office and shrink wrap is collected at all stores and distribution centers. All motor oil, used tires, old batteries and scrap metal, including metal plates and engraving scraps, are recycled.