How your Co-op is helping to protect the environment!
Reducing Food Waste by Donating to local food banks
For food that is nearing its expiration date, we have weekly donation pick-ups from the local food banks. This reduces waste and feeds those in need of a healthy meal.
Reducing toxins in the Landfill by recycling 1,726 lbs of batteries
We accept A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-Volt, types such as mercury, nickel, cadmium, magnesium, nickel metal hydride, alkaline, iron, zinc carbon, silver, watch and other “button type” batteries. We DO NOT accept lithium or rechargeable batteries. All batteries must be NON-LEAKING &NON-CORRODED. Please cover the POSITIVE side of each battery with tape to prevent fires during transport.
Reducing trash in the Landfill by recycling 192,816 lbs of comingled items
Reducing toxins in the Landfill by recycling 537 CFL bulbs
We accept compact flourescent bulbs for recycling.
1,821,762 bags saved from the waste stream and over $91,000 donated to local charities
Every reusable bag that our customers use raises money for local charities in our community and keeps single-use bags out of the waste stream.
Terracycle Recycling Program
By partnering with Terracycle, the Common Market is taking steps to help reycle those “non-recyclables.” Your Co-op is now recycling baby and adult food squeeze pouches and their caps. We are also accepting hair care, skin care, and cosmetic product packaging. In addition, we are recycling energy bar wrappers and oral care products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes.
Your Co-op also uses green register paper so our register receipts are BPA and phenol free!
The Co+op Forest
Pur Projet is a collective that helps organizations like NCG make a positive impact on climate change by facilitating reforestation projects.
The Co-op forest is part of the Alto Huayabamba Project located in northern Peru along the Huayabamba River.
The Alto Huayabamba Project promotes sustainable agroforestry among 2,000 small-scale indigenous cacao farmers associated with the ACOPAGRO co-op. ACOPAGRO cooperative helps ensure both environmental sustainability and social stability.
Farmers who participate in the Alto Huayabamba Project receive compensation for planting and maintaining native trees, as well as guidance on sustainable agroforestry techniques.