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Green Fleet Roundup: Supervalu, Ikea, Volvo, Toyota

Grocery chain Supervalu has purchased 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas. To power the new trucks, Trillium CNG built and will operate a fast-fill CNG station at Supervau’s Mechanicsville, Va., distribution center. The conversion to natural gas will reduce the fleet’s annual oil consumption by more than … 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 »

Industry, Culture Drive Global Food Waste, Engineers Say

Industry, Culture Drive Global Food Waste, Engineers Say

The world wastes up to 2 billion metric tons of food each year, driven by supermarket industry practices, inefficient harvesting and agriculture methods, poor storage and processing facilities and Western culture’s penchant for perfect looking fruits and vegetables, according to report by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers. “Waste Not … Read more »

Glen Raven Facilities Go Landfill-Free

Three of Glen Raven’s US facilities send zero waste to landfills, and the performance fabric company is “locking the dumpster” at a fourth location this month, Industry Week reports. Randy Blackston, vice president of operations at Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, a business unit of the parent company, also tells the … Read more »