Newly released Field & Future by H-E-B is an environmentally minded brand of household and personal care products designed “to be kind to Texans and the environment,” says the San Antonio, Texas-based company. Field & Future’s launch on Nov. 15, coincided with both Texas Recycles Day and America Recycles Day.
In addition, H-E-B has formed a partnership with Keep Texas Recycling, a program of Keep Texas Beautiful, to help bring recycling access to more communities throughout The Lone Star State.
From sponges and toothpaste to baby wipes and dish detergent, Field & Future by H-E-B offers products with a range of features such as hypoallergenic formulas, biodegradable materials and ingredients, recyclable packaging and more, says the company.
Currently, there are more than two dozen Field & Future products on-shelf, including trash bags and recycling bags, which are made from 65% and 30% post-consumer recycled plastic from H-E-B facilities, respectively.
The brand officially hit shelves earlier this summer with dish sponges that are made with plant-based material, and toothpaste that is made without fluoride, sulfates, added dyes and artificial flavors.
In the coming months, more Field & Future by H-E-B products are set to hit stores, spanning across household cleaning, laundry, paper and plastic, beauty, personal care, oral care, feminine care and baby. Products currently and soon-to-be available at most H-E-B stores include all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, and dish soaps made with plant-derived fragrances and USDA Biobased formulas that are made without dyes, parabens and sulfates; feminine care products that are hypoallergenic, made with organic cotton, and made without color, chlorine and perfumes; bath tissue and paper towels made with 100% recycled fibers; and baby wipes made without fragrance, alcohol, chlorine and parabens.
H-E-B says it created Field & Future based on feedback from partners and customers. The retailer sought to offer products that are kind to the consumer, kind to animals and kind to Texas.
“At H-E-B, we’re always looking for better ways to meet the needs of Texans. Many of our partners, customers and communities are on a green journey, and our goal with Field & Future by H-E-B is to meet them wherever they are on that path,” said Bonny Akers, director of H-E-B brand products, in a statement. “With these environmentally minded products, along with our growing sustainability efforts, we want to take whatever steps we can, big and small, towards improving the wellbeing of our planet, our communities, and ourselves.”
In related news, H-E-B is working with Keep Texas Recycling to help fund municipal recycling grants to cities and counties in Texas that need support launching and improving recycling programs. Keep Texas Recycling specializes in building cooperative opportunities for recycling in rural and underserved communities. Ingleside, Texas is the first grant recipient, and plans to launch a community recycling center next summer.
Earlier this year, H-E-B joined the How2Recycle program to help strengthen recycling efforts in Texas. Designed to offer a clear, easy-to-read labeling system that aims to create common industry standards, How2Recycle labels let customers know if a product’s packaging can be recycled, which parts are recyclable, and importantly, how to prepare material to increase recycling effectiveness. Currently, more than 1,000 H-E-B brand products have How2Recycle labels.
H-E-B says it recycled more than 527 million pounds of cardboard, plastics, office paper, food waste, metal and truck tires in 2020. Since 2012, H-E-B has contributed more than $13 million to over 500 environmental organizations in land and water conservation, habitat and coastal preservation and community cleanups. This includes more than $2 million in grants to organizations such as Keep Texas Beautiful, Texas Conservation Fund, and the Nature Conservancy of Texas.