Target Celebrating Earth Day with Bag Giveaway

Target Corp. plans to celebrate Earth Day by distributing 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores on April 22.

In addition, Target will offer guests simple, sustainable solutions and more than $50 in savings on sustainable products throughout April in stores and through a limited-time website. The retailer also will partner with Recyclebank, an organization that promotes sustainable decisions by allowing individuals to earn rewards for actions like recycling and reducing water use.

Earth Day is the perfect time to remind guests that a small change can make a big difference in reducing waste, saving money and driving sustainable choices in their community,” said Shawn Gensch, Target’s senior VP of marketing. “At Target, we are pleased to do our part by making these choices easier for our guests.”

Target’s limited-time website, available through April 28, includes access to more than 40 featured products, tips and tricks for leading a sustainable lifestyle and links to more than $50 in coupon savings. Guests also are encouraged to visit Target's Recyclebank page throughout the month. Target’s partnership with Recyclebank includes two online gaming modules, created by Target, that reward guests who use the website to explore Target's tips for living a more sustainable lifestyle.

In addition to Earth Day programs, Target offers guests a 5-cent discount throughout the year for every reusable bag they use on their shopping trips. As a result of this program, which was introduced in November 2009, Target has saved guests millions of dollars and diverted hundreds of millions of plastic bags from landfills.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. operates 1,765 stores across the United States and at The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013.


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