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How a HORSE Can Help with Zero Waste Goals

HORSES are gobbling up waste at a couple Seattle-area restaurants and breweries and turning that waste into renewable natural gas, or biomethane, which can be used for heat, electricity or transportation fuel.

Food Waste

Food, Retail Giants Pledge 50% Food Waste Reduction by 2030

Major companies including General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Unilever and Walmart have pledged to halve food waste and loss in their operations by 2030.

Environmental Management Saves Grocery Chain $23 Million

Hannaford Supermarkets saved more than $23 million annually, or $125,000 per store, last year through its environmental sustainability efforts, according to Manomet, the nonprofit that manages the Grocery Stewardship Certification program.

Why Walmart’s Zero-Waste Goal Includes Suppliers, Sustainable Packaging

Walmart this week launched its Sustainable Packaging Playbook, a guide to best-practices such as maximizing recycled and sustainably sources renewable content, reducing materials used through better packaging design and designing for recyclability.

Pharmaceutical drugs

Will This EPA Strategy Ease Hazardous Waste Compliance Burdens for Retailers?

To address a disconnect between rigorous federal hazardous waste rules and their real-world use, the EPA has proposed a Retail Strategy to help companies in the retail sector better identify and manage hazardous waste.

plastic bags

Plastics Makers, County Officials Team Up to Increase Plastic Film Recycling

A plastic film recycling campaign has plastic makers and retailers partnering with city and county officials in North Carolina to increase recycling rates. The American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group joined Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Charlotte city officials yesterday at a Harris Teeter store to kick off the … Read more »

Walmart

How Walmart Solves Stormwater Management Challenges

A well-engineered storm water management system allowed a Walmart Supercenter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to maximize water storage and minimize the project footprint. This allowed for additional parking and reduced the overall cost.

supermarket refrigeration

Grocery Stores Slash Emissions with Honeywell’s Low Global Warming Refrigerant

Festival Foods, one of the largest independent grocery store chains in the US Midwest, is the first supermarket chain to build a new store with refrigeration equipment designed to run Honeywell’s reduced-global-warming refrigerant, Solstice N40 (R-448A). This will lower the store’s emissions as well as its electricity bills. Festival Foods … Read more »