Sears CSR

Renewable Resources

Rayon from Bamboo TowelsThe materials that are used to make our every day household items can have a big impact on the environment. The Renewable Resources eco product category is meant to help guide our customers make better choices when it comes to every day items such as home décor, personal care and children's toys.

When qualifying Renewable Resource eco products, the focus is on the material input. We look for products that contain at least 50% material from one of the following categories:

  • Recycled Content: save the energy needed to mine, ship and produce new materials, in turn preventing pollution associated with the generation of new energy:

    • Heys Eco Orbis Luggage is made from 100% recycled plastic
    • Eco Gear apparel is clothing made from recycled cottons and recycled polyester
  • Certified Organic Ingredients: made without pesticides, fungicides and other unnecessary chemicals to avoid adverse impact on the environment and people where the crop is grown:

    • Certified organic cotton apparel and home décor
    • Beauty products made with certified organic ingredients.
  • Renewable Materials: materials that have the ability to regenerate themselves faster and using fewer resources than a standard alternative:

    • Flooring made from fast-growing bamboo
    • T-shirts made from modal - a fabric derived from beech trees
  • Sustainably Harvested Wood: materials that have been harvested in a responsible manner:

    • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified wood and paper products
  • Products that reduce waste / reduce the use of non-renewable materials:

    • Soda Stream, with its make your own soda and reusable bottles, helps reduce the use of disposable plastic soda bottles.
    • Reusable diapers, which are designed to be gentler on the environment - and easier on your budget.