Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

NACS: How to Hook C-Store Customers on Recycling

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​April 26, 2019

Courtesy of NACS

Recycling is good for the environment and for business, according to a new resource published by NACS and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI).

The resource, “The Value of Can and Bottle Recycling,” offers tips and suggestions for improving current practices, how to effectively communicate the goals of the program with staff and customers and a checklist to help retailers reduce contamination in their recycling bins.

“NACS consumer surveys reveal that 70% of c-store customers say they empty out their vehicles while filling up at the pump, oftentimes placing recyclable materials like beverage cans and bottles in regular trash bins,” said Carolyn Schnare, NACS director of strategic initiatives. “This new resource provides guidance that can help our industry convey to their customers what to recycle and the value of doing so, as well as improve the likelihood that customers will recycle cans and bottles appropriately.”

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