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Kroger Celebrates 'A Bag's Life' This Earth Day

Kroger, in partnership with several local organizations, is celebrating Earth Day by encouraging customers to value "A Bag's Life" - a recycling movement that locates drop-off sites for plastic bags and wraps, including the 215 Kroger stores across its Atlanta Division that will accept customers' plastic bags between April 16 - 22.

As part of its Earth Day celebrations, Kroger is also launching its annual "Design a Reusable Bag" contest. Beginning April 22 through May 19, customers can go online at www.kroger.com/green to create and submit designs, or vote on other customers' designs, for a chance to win gift cards of up to $250 or have their winning creation featured on an Earth-friendly grocery tote.

"We are excited to be involved with such wonderful programs like 'A Bag's Life' and the 'Design a Reusable Bag' contest," says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta Division. "Last year, the Atlanta Division recycled 1.7 million pounds of plastic bags and wrap. We hope our customers continue to support programs like these and take small steps to 'reduce, reuse and recycle' throughout the year."

Since 2000, Kroger has reduced overall energy consumption in its Atlanta Division stores by 31 percent. By installing LED lighting; motion-activated lighting; skylights; energy control systems; and simply by turning off lights and equipment, closing doors, monitoring case temperatures and consistent preventative maintenance. "We are committed to helping protect our environment, which is evident through the simple, yet effective, energy-saving practices that take place in our stores every day," Jenkins says. "The little things, like recycling a plastic bag or turning off the lights, can help make a major difference in our communities."

For more information or to find a nearby Kroger store and plastic bag drop-off site, visit www.kroger.com.