Saving the Planet One Step at a Time

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Happy Earth Day Week! Stewart’s Shops is always looking for sustainable ways to protect our planet. This year alone, we have 6 EV charging stations planned for our shops across New York state. Every day we look to reduce waste and reuse where possible.

We are all in this together!

EV Charger  compostable straws Stewarts reusable bag 

Did you know? 

  • 6 tons of cardboard are recycled every single day.
  • Stewart’s Shops manufacturing plant has 2,400 individual solar panels on its rooftop. This is the environmental equivalent of taking 80 cars off the road each year each year, learn more here.
  • Stewart’s offsets 75% of the power of 17 locations with an offsite solar location in Halfmoon, NY.
  • Our new shops and remodeled shops all feature LED lighting.
  • To avoid waste, reusable plastic containers including totes, dairy cases, ice cream baskets and bread trays are used.
  • We sell a large variety of travel mugs and we encourage their use. Customers can fill their travel mugs for only $1.20/ cup for hot coffee.
  • Reusable shopping bags are available in all our shops for .99 cents and we have insulated reusable bags for $2.59.
  • We offer plant-based straws. These straws are made from corn and are 100% renewable, BPI certified compostable and they are ASTM compliant. In a composting environment, these straws will completely degrade in less than six months.
  • We offer three Tesla Supercharging stations, one at Chestertown shop off exit 25 on I-87, just south of Lake Placid, one in Clinton Corners shop, located on the Taconic Parkway, just north of Poughkeepsie, NY and one in Rutland, VT. And we have 6 more EV charging stations planned this year. (Formal announcement coming soon!)