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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 11/21/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION116.0MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
52,292 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 89.9 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
40,526 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $12,412 DOLLARS SAVED
$5,595,240 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 194,886 MILES NOT DRIVEN
87,850,496 YTD

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8/20/2014

Striving to Go Paperless at Macy’s

POSTED UNDER Recycling & Waste Reduction

One would think going paperless would be easy in today’s digital world. We live and die by our computers, phones and iPads. However, paper products are still in high demand, especially in the retail industry. Macy’s is at the forefront of corporate sustainability and retail innovation, but unfortunately even for us, there’s no getting around the price of doing business sometimes.

While we understand the restrictions of the industry, don’t think that’s going to stop us from trying to change these standards – and reduce our paper usage wherever possible while doing it.

How we’re saving paper behind the scenes:

  • Reducing waste in the merchandise supply chain by standardizing the size of packing cartons.
  • Incorporating recycled polyester fibers in many woven garment labels.
  • Minimizing packaging materials and adopting paper hangtags made from FSC-certified paper.
  • Work on packaging reduction is being researched and piloted in Macy's Private Brands, with plans to collaborate with market merchandise vendors.

And how we’re saving paper with our customers:

  • Setting new and higher goals to increase customer adoption of electronic (paperless) billing statements and electronic bill payment. In 2013, nearly 18 percent of Macy's and Bloomingdale's customers opted for paperless statements, saving about 745,000 pounds of paper.
  • Driving adoption of digital receipts, which are available in all Macy's stores nationwide. When making a purchase, customers can choose to have a copy of their receipt emailed to them, eliminating paper receipts. Not only do they save paper and reduce waste, digital receipts are simply a convenience for many customers. In 2013, about 6 percent of all store transactions were paperless.

While Macy’s has mountains to move in reducing retail industry paper usage, we also know every step counts towards a much sustainable future. Going as paperless as possible is one of the easiest ways to go green. Find out what you can do to reduce your paper waste in our Go Paperless section.