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.