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Demilec, Publix, The Recycling Partnership Win Plastic Recycling Awards

Demilec, Publix and The Recycling Partnership (TRP) have been selected by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to receive Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards for 2015. The awards recognize companies and nonprofits that successfully bring new technologies, products and initiatives to communities and the marketplace that advance plastics recycling. Demilec converts … Read more »

Baling Rigid Plastic Generates Maximum Revenue for Grocery Stores

Baling Rigid Plastic Generates Maximum Revenue for Grocery Stores

This video, produced by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers in collaboration with Publix Super Markets and the American Chemistry Council, aims to help grocery stores generate maximum revenue from in-store recycling efforts by baling #2 high density polyethylene (HDPE) and #5 polypropylene (PP) rigid plastic packaging.

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Supermarkets Failing to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

US retailers such as Walmart, Publix and Safeway are doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), according to an Environmental Investigation Agency report. HFCs are some of the most potent greenhouse gases, used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a … Read more »

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Grocery Stores Adopt Green Globes Certification

Whole Foods, Aldi’s and Publix are among the grocery stores across the US adopting Green Globes for green building certification, according to the Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the program. The properties also include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Price Chopper, Harris Teeter and Wegmans stores across the … 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 »

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Supermarket Chains Fail HFCs Survey

Major supermarkets chains in the US including Walmart and Whole Foods continue to use hydrofluorocarbons, gaseous compounds used in refrigerants and a major source of greenhouse gas emissions more powerful than carbon dioxide, according to a survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency. The report, The Dirty Dozen: How your local … Read more »

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General Mills, Unilever Join Food Waste Challenge

General Mills, Unilever and the Food Waste Reduction Alliance have joined the USDA’s Food Waste Challenge as founding partners. The challenge, announced yesterday by the EPA and USDA, asks farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, communities and government agencies to reduce the volume of food waste sent to landfill, recover wholesome food … Read more »

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway and Trader Joe’s are the only three grocery chains to earn a green rating in Greenpeace’s annual report evaluating and ranking supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. The grocery chains earned scores of 7.3, 7.1 and seven, respectively, in the scorecard, which has been released each year … Read more »

AT&T Launches ‘Skip the Bag’ Program

AT&T has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to reduce the use of plastic bags. The program, which runs through July 31, encourages customers to “skip the bag” when making purchases at AT&T’s retail stores in Northern California. AT&T will donate 10 cents to The Nature Conservancy for each checkout bag … Read more »

Walmart, Lowe’s Develop Chemical Reporting Tool

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has rolled out an initiative designed to streamline the required safety data sheet process used by suppliers and retailers to exchange chemical and product information. Retailers require detailed information to safely handle chemical products in compliance with regulations from the US Department of Transportation, Occupational … Read more »