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Two Albertsons Stores Achieve Zero Waste

Using innovative recycling, food donation, organic composting and other tools to divert non-contaminated waste from landfills, two Albertsons stores in Santa Barbara, Calif., have achieved zero waste classification in their daily operations.The two stores now divert all non-contaminated waste from l Read More...

Walmart's Green Buildings and Zero Waste Programs Raise the Industry Bar

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part report on Walmart’s sustainability goals, accomplishments and initiative as presented by Fred Bedore, senior director of business strategy and sustainability, during Walmart’s recent Sustainable Packaging Expo. Part One, “Walm Read More...

New Zero Waste and Packaging-Free Grocer to Debut in Austin

This fall in Austin a zero-waste grocery store called In.gredients will debut with a revolutionary packaging-free concept.Its goal is to sell organics when possible and natural foods where organic products are not an options, selling most products loose or in bulk. The focus is also on local product Read More...

Supervalu Plans to Convert 40 Stores to Zero Waste

Supervalu plans to transition 40 stores – mostly under the Albertsons banner -- to zero waste operations during the company's current fiscal year, building on successes with two zero waste stores in Santa Barbara, Calif.The grocer, which said it plans to accomplish this new goal by Feb. 29, 20 Read More...

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Four Albertsons Stores in Washington Reach Zero Waste Milestone

Through an innovative approach to recycling, food donations and composting, four Albertsons stores in the Seattle area reached their first milestone for zero waste classification.Cumulatively, these stores are diverting a total of 2.6 million pounds of waste annually from landfills. Owned and operat Read More...

Three Hershey Plants Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

Three of the Hershey Company’s manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s recycling and waste management.Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pa., and the third is in Hazleton, Pa. ZWL means that routine manufa Read More...

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Albertsons' Las Vegas Stores Divert 90 Percent of Waste

...ons gift cards.Stores TransformedThe goal of the Albertsons zero-waste program is to eliminate landfill waste from operations, with 90 percent total waste diversion marking the first milestone in the program. This effort places a significant emphasis on each store’s ability to maximize total Read More...

Supervalu Adds 250 Stores to Zero Waste Program

Supervalu announced it will expand its environmental sustainability program by committing to have 300 stores divert 90 percent or more of their waste from local landfills by the end of the current fiscal year.This accomplishment will involve the addition of nearly 250 of the company's stores, as the Read More...

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Walmart on Track for Zero Waste by 2025

Walmart is on track to meet many of its ambitious sustainability goals, but missed some benchmarks in 2011, including failing to double its sales of energy-efficient consumer products and reducing phosphates in detergent by 70 percent.The retailer is on track, however, for its U.S. stores to cease h Read More...

Hershey's Shows Environmental Progress

...alling solar panels in certain facilities, achieving “zero-waste-to-landfill” status at three manufacturing plants as well as Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction, and forming a joint warehousing, transportation and distribution initiative with Ferrero Group to maximize distributio Read More...

Five Shaw's Stores Reach Zero-Waste Milestone

Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are among the first in the chain to achieve “zero waste” by diverting more than 90 percent of store waste from local landfills.The milestone was achieved through an innovative approach to recycling, organic composting and Read More...

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West Liberty Foods Facility Earns Landfill-Free Status

West Liberty Foods LLC has achieved landfill-free status at its Mount Pleasant, Iowa,facility, which was independently verified by NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd.West Liberty Foods is among the first companies in the United States to have its landfill-free claim verified by a third pa Read More...

Kroger Sustainability Report Reveals Substantive Gains

Kroger has achieved a great deal in a short period of time with energy consumption down, recycling and fleet efficiency up, and zero waste achieved by 19 of the company’s manufacturing plants.“We have a robust strategy in each of these key areas (environment social and economic),” Read More...

MillerCoors Places Water Stewardship Front and Center

MillerCoors has placed water stewardship at the forefront of its strategic environmental priorities, recording an overall water-to-beer ratio of 4.07:1 in 2011, its lowest yet, according to its recent sustainability report.Within the reporting period, the brewer conducted watershed assessments in it Read More...

Fifty Percent of Unilever Factories Achieve Zero Waste

More than 50 percent of all Unilever factories have achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012, which was achieved as the company reported a 27 percent rise in annual sales.Unilever has already reached the milestone of 100 percent of sites sending zero waste to landfill in 18 countrie Read More...

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P&G Achieves Zero Waste at 45 Manufacturing Sites

By changing the way it views waste – from something thrown away to something with value – Procter & Gamble has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill at 45 sites worldwide.At these sites, all manufacturing waste is recycled, repurposed or converted into energy, the company rep Read More...

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Unilever Factories and Logistics Reduce CO2 by One Millions Tons

Since 2008, Unilever has achieved a CO2 reduction of more than one million ton from its manufacturing and logistics operations, which was achieved while growing sales by 26 percent in 2012.“CO2 emissions and climate change continue to present businesses with significant challenges, but, they a Read More...

Stop & Shop Celebrates Earth Day With Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices

Stop & Shop made numerous sustainability commitments as part of Earth Day celebrations, including offering seafood that is responsibly sourced and reducing the impact of its operations on the environment. The grocer also committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2015."From recy Read More...

The Co-operative Aims to Divert all Store Food Waste from Landfills

The Co-operative Group is rolling out an innovative recycling program that will divert all food store waste away from landfill, while radically reducing road miles and operating costs.U.K.-based The Co-operative is extending its waste back-haul initiative to more than 2,800 food stores.The program, Read More...

Sainsbury's Achieves Zero Waste

Sainsbury’s has achieved its 20x20 sustainability target of putting all of its store waste to positive use – and diverting it all from landfill.Surplus food that can’t be used by its charity partners to feed vulnerable people is now processed into animal feed to support British far Read More...

Kroger Commits to Zero Waste, Sustainable Palm Oil

The Kroger Co. has committed to move its retail locations to zero waste and source 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil in its products by 2015, the grocer announced in its newly released sustainability report.The Cincinnati-based company is moving toward the EPA's zero waste threshold of 90 p Read More...

Marks & Spencer Exceeds Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Goal

By the end of 2012, Marks & Spencer beat its goal by seven points to have 25 percent of its M&S Food (by turnover) to be produced in factories sending zero waste to landfill by 2015.In fact, 84 suppliers representing 32 percent of M&S Food turnover reported sending zero waste to landfill Read More...

Hershey Converts Two More Plants to Zero Waste

The Hershey Co. has converted two more of its plants to zero waste to landfill (ZWL), bringing the company’s total to eight plants with such a designation.With the addition of the Y&S Plant in Lancaster, Pa., and the Robinson Plant in Robinson, Ill., Hershey said it has exceeded its goal t Read More...

Keurig to Make K-Cups Recyclable by 2020

Keurig Green Mountain (KGM) announced ambitious new 2020 sustainability targets, focusing on three main practice areas – resilient supply chain, sustainable products, and thriving people and communities.One of it biggest goals is to make 100 percent of K-Cup packs recyclable by 2020, and achie Read More...

Hershey Exceeds Environmental Goals Two Years Early

The Hershey Company has exceeded three of its key environmental sustainability goals set in 2012, including zero-waste to landfill (ZWL) and water consumption.The company has surpassed its water consumption target three years early and its ZWL and recycling targets two years early. By the end of 201 Read More...

SC Johnson on Track to Cut Manufacturing Waste by 70 Percent by 2016

...landfills since November 2011....us, Brazil site became the company’s eighth zero-waste-to-landfill facility, and over the last...t of its waste from landfills since November 2011. Read More...

Three Quarters of Unilever's Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

Unilever’s factories across Europe have joined those in North America in achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill. With similar achievements in countries from Argentina to Indonesia, more than 75 percent of Unilever’s global factory network no longer sends such waste to landfill, u Read More...

Hormel Foods Slated to Meet or Exceed All 2020 Goals

Hormel Foods Corp., posted significant achievements in 2013 towards it 2020 sustainability goals, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and waste sent to landfills.The food manufacturers also made significant strides in reducing its product packaging, according to i Read More...

Kroger Exceeds 2015 Goals, Accelerates Sustainability Efforts

The Kroger Co., reported that is has already exceeded many of its 2015 goals and is accelerating it efforts to achieve even deeper sustainability milestones by 2020, according to the company’s eighth annual sustainability report.The grocer also set its first-ever water conservation goal and pr Read More...

Nestle Waters U.K. Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

Nestlé Waters U.K. has achieved zero waste to landfill at its Buxton-based factory one year ahead of schedule, and at its headquarters office in Rickmansworth.At the Buxton facility, more than 500 tons of waste was diverted over the passed 12 months, according to the Derbyshire Times.Diverted Read More...

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Zero Waste

...erials and leave no trash. Most early efforts at zero-waste in the retail industry have involv...al in the manufacture of new products. Some zero-waste packaging designs eliminate produc...kaging designs eliminate product wrapping. A zero-waste logistical system would be based on re- Read More...

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