Honor from Keep America Beautiful for Bags to Benches effort

Progressive Grocer
Feb. 6, 2017

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets have received Keep America Beautiful’s (KAB) 2016 National Community Improvement Award for Waste Reduction and Recycling. Giant/Martin’s Bags to Benches program was a key part of the Stamford, Conn.-based nonprofit organization’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.

KAB’s program recognizes the best of the best among the Keep America Beautiful network of more than 620 state and community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities.

“On behalf of all of our associates and customers, I want to thank Keep America Beautiful for this great honor,” said Tom Lenkevich, president of Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant/Martin’s. “We’re especially excited to partner with our customers who have participated in our Bags to Benches program by recycling their plastic bags at all of our locations. Every bag we recycle together won’t end up in a landfill.”

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