We just heard some exciting news just in time for Earth Day from Stop & Shop Supermarket!
Over the past year, the grocery retailer has been busy building one of the U.S.’ largest anaerobic digesters as part of the Stop & Shop Green Energy Facility.
The Green Energy Facility converts inedible food (products which cannot be sold and is unable to be donated to regional food banks or local farms) to clean energy, which will be used to power the 1.1 million sq foot distribution center and provide up to 40% of the center’s energy needs, which equates to powering the facility for approximately 4 months out of the year. The launch of the Green Energy Facility is just one step towards their goal of achieving zero waste by 2020. The Green Energy Facility was created and is operated by Divert, Inc., a Massachusetts-based technology company devoted to creating a waste-free retail industry. A $400,000 grant was provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for the creation of the facility.
Stop & Shop Takes the Lead with Environmental Initiatives
In addition to the Stop & Shop Green Energy Facility, the company is proud to be an industry and community leader in responsible and sustainable retailing. Among many others, Stop & Shop is leading with the following environmental initiatives:
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