As the premier leader in convenience, 7‑Eleven is uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in our communities and for the planet. Our philosophy to lead through service fuels our commitment to create positive change both in our stores and in our communities. 7‑Eleven is proud to set the standard for sustainable retailing in the convenience industry. And we’re just getting started.
7‑Eleven continually looks for ways to improve product packaging by using eco-friendly materials, reducing content, and decreasing the use of plastic whenever possible. Many of our eco-friendly packaging solutions include renewable or recycled content or are derived from sustainable resources. We work hard to reduce packaging materials whenever possible without compromising product quality or safety. Our goals is to shift to eco-friendly packaging for 50% of Private Brand products by 2030.
Innovating with Plant-Based Plastic
Introduced plant-based fountain straws used for cold dispensed beverages. The new straw material is derived from raw materials such as corn and may avoid up to 1 million pounds of petroleum-based plastic per year.
Reimagining the Fountain Cup
Introduced a new, lighter weight fountain cup that uses less plastic. The change may avoid up to 1.1 million pounds of virgin plastic annually.
Packaging from Sustainable Resources
Replaced large plastic chicken wing box with paper corrugate alternative, eliminating up to 437,000 pounds of plastic annually. The new paper alternative is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.