Sam’s Club offers recyclable shopping totes

Sam’s Club will offer a reusable shopping tote in all locations nationwide beginning in October, 2008.

Sam’s Club estimates it will be able to remove 1.9 million pounds of cardboard and package waste, or more than 3,200 pounds per club, per year, by offering the reusable shopping totes. This translates into approximately 1,800 more recycled material bales annually.

Sam’s Club will offer polypropylene reusable shopping totes at a price of $2.74 for two; each bag is capable of holding more than 50 pounds. Sam’s club estimates the bags will last approximately five years.

The reusable tote bags display the water and leaf icon and tag line “simple steps to saving green.” This symbol also appears on eco-friendly products and displays in Sam’s Club to designate items that take steps to be more environmentally sustainable.