Our Commitment

Darling Amalgamated Retail Emporium is committed to preserving the environment. From an Environmental Partnership with Hennepin County, to partnering with recycle masters, TerraCycle, we are trying to have as small a carbon footprint as possible. We recycle all common items – paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles, glass, etc, as well as tooth-brushing supplies (toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, empty floss containers), plastic cereal box liners and cereal bags, cigarette waste (butts, papers, plastic & foil from boxes), and, hopefully soon, chip/snack bags and makeup/beauty supply product packaging. We have a hot/cold water cooler with REAL cups & glassware for water, tea, or coffee. We have a Kuerig for single serve coffee made with reusable coffee pods, for little waste. We also compost what we can in a retail setting!

When we moved into this space, our biggest concern was the lighting. We have since updated and/or replaced all of the bulbs with energy efficient LED bulbs and some vintage chandeliers. 96.7% (or so) of our furniture, displays, and fixtures were purchased as vintage, previously owned, or upcycled to align with our goal to be as sustainable as possible.