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California Supermarket Chain Uses Composting to Achieve 60 percent Landfill Waste Diversion

10 Nov 2009 3:13 PM | Anonymous

The $3.5 billion Southern California supermarket chain Stater Bros. recently discussed their six-month old waste reduction/recycling program that is using food-waste composting to successfully divert more than 18 tons of biodegradable wastes from local landfills.

In an article by Cassie MacDuff of the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise, Stater Brother’s regional vice president, Keith Thomas, was quoted as saying the 167-store chain is on track to divert almost 77% of in-store waste -- produce trimmings, blemished fruit, dairy products past their use-by dates – by the program’s April 22 anniversary.

“About 85 percent of what goes into Stater Bros. compost is produce,” said Thomas. “The rest is cottage cheese, yogurt, waxed cardboard and anything biodegradable except meat, milk or liquids.”

Read about Stater Brothers Supermarket Composting Program here.
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