Energy & Climate Change - Customer Programs & Services
- Auto Service & Repair
- Food Services
- In-Store Take Back Programs / Model Programs
- Nail Salons
- Recycling on the Go
- Engaging Customers
- Engaging Employees
- Used Oil: Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent in the environment and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. EPA provides extensive information on proper management of used motor oil, including the "You Dump It, You Drink It" campaign.
- National Lead Free Wheel Weight Initiative: The US EPA has created an opportunity for businesses engaged in the manufacture, distribution, sale and use of lead wheel weights to participate in a voluntary effort to accelerate this transition away from the use of lead for wheel weights.
- National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program
- Plastic bags and film
- Electronic Products
- Refrigerators / Freezers
- EPA’s guide, Protecting the Health of Nail Salon Workers (PDF) (21 pp., 1M, About PDF), can help workers and nail-salon owners make their salons safer workplaces.
- Recommended Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for Foot Spa Basins in Salons
Retailers can actively communicate to their customers what they can do to reduce their energy use and climate impacts.
- The Climate Change Action Steps gives consumers action steps they can take when they are at home, in school, at work and on the road
- Retailers can also encourage consumers to purchase energy efficient products as outlined by the Dept of Energy’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable: and ENERGY STAR.
Retailers can also encourage their employees to become more active environmental stewards by challenging them to minimize their energy use and GHG emissions by implementing the recommendations in the the tools listed above.
In addition, retailers can explore developing a commuter benefits program, such as free or low cost bus passes, strong telework programs, carpool matching and van pool subsidies.