Recycling Program Started at Savannah Mall

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall has reduced its total waste by approximately 35 percent since launching a recycling program in May. The mall, which is working with Deep Green, a Roswell-based company that specializes in making retail properties more efficient in their waste disposal, plans to implement more recycling initiatives in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

“The Savannah Mall is committed to reducing waste and preserving the environment,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “We’re very pleased with the progress we’ve made and look forward to launching even more recycling programs at the Savannah Mall.”

The Savannah Mall’s first effort to reduce waste is a cardboard recycling program in which merchants separate their cardboard from other waste and place it in a recycling bin. In addition to saving resources by recycling the cardboard, the program has established a protocol to ensure that central trash bins are being hauled away only when completely full rather than on scheduled days, thus reducing the number of overall landfill hauls being made and decreasing fuel emissions. Deep Green estimates that the Savannah Mall’s hauls will go from 100 to less than 70 over the course of a year.

A plastics recycling program will be launched at the Savannah Mall in the near future.

About the Savannah Mall

The Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn Street, features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall, which opened in 1990, is also home to national retailers including Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Claire’s, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Finish Line, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21 and Cato. The Savannah Mall also boasts a growing number of locally owned businesses, among them Savannah Piano, LiveOak Orchids, Signature Furniture, Rene’s Boutique and Fitness Emporium. Virginia College, located on the lower level of the Savannah Mall, offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more.

The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features a diverse selection of eateries, including Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co. and Cold Stone Creamery. The Savannah Mall has a number of attractions for children, among them a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level.

For more information about the Savannah Mall, please visit www.savannahmall.com or call 912-927-7467. For leasing information, please contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912-927-9663
 or orsib@urbanretail.com.

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