Target's recycling efforts pay off

MINNEAPOLIS — Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.

The retailer also said that its in-store recycling stations, which were launched to make it easier for guests to recycle common household items, also collected and recycled more than 700 tons of bottles and cans, as well as nearly 2 million units of such small electronics as MP3 players and cell phones during the nine-month period.

Target launched recycling stations in all of its stores in April 2010 as part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The retailer added that it is continuing its sustainability efforts for this year's Earth Day and beyond.

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