(KWES) - H-E-B will celebrate Earth Day by giving away 185,000 colorful reusable bags to customers across Texas. On Sunday, April 22, customers can visit any H-E-B in Texas to receive their complimentary Earth Day bag, designed by a Texas artist and made from at least 80 percent recycled plastic bottles.
The eco-friendly bags will be available for customers starting at 1 p.m. on April 22, until supplies last. The first bag is free, and shoppers have the option to purchase additional Earth Day bags for $1.50 each.
"H-E-B works year-round to educate our customers about ways to care for our environment – from recycling at home and donating to environmental nonprofits to grocery shopping with reusable bags," said Julie Bedingfield, H-E-B Public Affairs Manager. "We're pleased to share these colorful bags with our customers, and we hope it inspires them to make positive decisions that benefit our environment, making every day Earth Day."
Last month, H-E-B launched a donation campaign to benefit EarthShare of Texas, a nonprofit that supports more than 70 respected environmental and conservation groups. Through May 1, customers can choose to donate $1, $3 or $5 at checkout. Over the past decade, shoppers have raised $800,000 through the donation campaign.
Additionally, in the Alamo City, H-E-B will celebrate Earth Day at Woodlawn Lake Park on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. At the event, H-E-B will distribute free books, Café Ole coffee, and potted herbs.