The Disney Store is going green. Ahead of Earth Day this Sunday, the retail chain announced that it will be phasing out the use of plastic shopping bags.
- Disney Store will end the use of plastic bags starting in beginning in May 2018.
- This will affect all of Disney’s 215 retail stores in North America.
- On Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd), Disney Stores will gift guests with an exclusive Disney branded reusable bag as a gift with purchase while quantities last.
- Moving forward, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a Disney branded medium or large reusable bag for $.99.
ICYMI — Disney and Environmentalism:
- Earlier this week, the Walt Disney World Resort announced an expanded solar energy project that will power up to 25% of the resort.
- It’s now been 10 years since The Walt Disney Company first announced the Disneynature label of documentary films.
- Disney’s conservation-conscious theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this Earth Day (April 22nd.) The park will celebrate with an extended Party for the Planet event, featuring special events, new entertainment offerings, and much more.
More from Disney Store:
- Last year, Disney Store announced a rebrand of their online outlet to shopDisney. On the brick and mortar side of things, Disney store unveiled a new prototype store in Century City.
- Disney Store celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, having debuted in 1987. However, the chain wasn’t always under Disney control — it was sold to The Children’s Place in 2004 before being repurchased by The Walt Disney Company in 2008.
- Shortly after opening their newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney also debuted their second Disney Store in Shanghai. The other Shanghai location opened in 2015 as the first Disney Store in China and is the largest Disney Store in the world.
- A few months ago, Laughing Place contributor Bill shared why Disney Store is “The Best Store of All.”