Payless Releases Eco-Friendly Shopper | Reusable Charity Bag Helps Rebuild Brazilian Forests

Posted on: Apr 23

Atlantic Forest

Payless ShoeSource is helping to rebuild the forests of Brazil through sales of a new reusable shopping bag.

In July the budget accessories chain will release a brand new limited edition shopper decorated with a gray/yellow leaf print pattern. So often reusable shoppers claim to be green as they can be reused for multiple shopping trips, but true environmentalists know that simply isn't true. How eco-friendly can something be if its manufacture pumps plenty of harmful toxins into the environment?

Thankfully Payless has taken a more environmentally friendly route. Each one is made from at least 50% recycled polyethalene, the same material used in plastic water and soda bottles. By turning those containers into bags, Payless is helping to keep them out of landfill.

The reusable shopping bags will be available for just $1.99, so we can all afford to get behind the initiative. And best of all, a percentage of the profits will benefit The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees campaign. One dollar from the sale of each bag, which is the cost of planting one tree, will help to rebuild the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Look for the limited edition shopping bags in more than 4000 Payless stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico this July.

[Source: Accessories Magazine]
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