At Gap Inc., we believe in using our platform to be a force for good. We’re working hard to eliminate waste because we know that protecting nature and creating healthy communities is the right thing to do, and it’s good for business, too. We’re proud to introduce you to our new mailers – with a fresh new look! – comprised of 50% recycled plastic, which will be used across our collection of brands: Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta.
So, what’s in the bag?
Glad you asked! Our new mailers are made up of 50% recycled plastic, reducing the amount of virgin plastic we use in our packaging. Now that’s a mood boost by mail!
Using recycled plastic also helps us reduce carbon emissions and supports us in our path towards carbon neutrality.
Can I recycle the bag?
Yes, please do! To recycle the bag, please return it to a participating grocery or department store. We’re proud to partner with How2Recycle to provide labels on all our mailers that showcase how to recycle them properly.
How do I reuse the bag to return items?
1. Take out your purchases (making sure to use the perforated line so that the mailer can be resealed)
2. Put in anything you want to return
3. Pull off the adhesive strip (sticky tape)
4. Reseal the bag
5. Print out and attach a new label, making sure to cover the old label so it can’t be accidently scanned
6. Resend by dropping off the mailer at your designated drop-off location (as noted on your label)
Our environmental management approach focuses on addressing climate, water, and waste—issues where we see significant potential to positively impact people’s lives and enrich the world’s communities. We take steps every day to achieve our bold goals, including by incorporating sustainable practices into product development and partnering with businesses, non-profits, governments and community organizations to do our part in building a thriving planet.
To learn more about Gap Inc.’s efforts to enrich communities and care for the planet, please visit Gap Inc. Sustainability.