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EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

Agri-Food Recycler Helps Supermarket Chain Divert Organic Waste

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has partnered with agri-food recycler Sanimax to help all 25 of Nebraska stores divert organic waste from landfills. Nebraska Hy-Vee stores will divert excess fruits and vegetables, bakery products, solid dairy products and floral clippings and the Sanimax system will then turn the food waste into compost, … Read more »

Whole Foods, Safeway Top Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Whole Foods, Safeway Top Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Whole Foods and Safeway top Greenpeace’s annual ranking of supermarkets’ sustainable seafood policies. Four supermarkets — Roundy’s, Bi-Lo, Save Mart and Publix — failed altogether, according to the 2014 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO). Kroger, the fifth biggest food retailer in the world, was dinged for selling the most “red … Read more »

Giant Eagle, Albertsons, Whole Foods Among 2012 GreenChill Awards Winners

Pittsburgh’s Giant Eagle and Albertsons in Carpinteria, Calif., among other supermarkets, have won EPA awards for using more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The 2012 GreenChill Environmental Achievement Awards are part of the EPA partnership program that works with about 8,000 stores, representing more than 20 percent of the supermarket industry. According … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: National Zoo, LEED, Energy Star for UPS

The National Zoo’s American Trail has opened its new animal conservation and sustainability-themed exhibit this week. The trail and its buildings, tanks, and pens are LEED certified and feature complex filtration systems that use Washington, DC, tap water. The zoo said it was able to save more than 85 percent … Read more »