Since we opened our doors in 1997, we’ve always been intentional about exercising sustainable practices. We’ve worked to reduce food waste by purchasing all overstock and distressed food items from a variety of sellers, then repacking, reselling and donating all of it. However, in the past few months, we’ve partnered with organizations Perfect Circle Recycling and Padnos to take our waste reduction efforts to the next level.
Food Waste to Energy & Animal Nutrition
To further our sustainability efforts, we’re working with Perfect Circle Recycling to turn any food waste we may have into energy and animal feed. We now have access to technology that allows us to dispose of food-related products before undergoing an anaerobic process that breaks it down into compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuel and more. This same technology allows us to turn any excess waste into animal feed, which aids local farmers.
Scrapping the “Other Stuff”
Not only are we finding new ways to diminish food waste, but we’re also prioritizing sustainable ways to discard any non-food-related waste. Any and all paper, plastic, cardboard and metal we use is now being sent to Padnos Recycling where it will be managed properly to prevent it from being thrown away. This process is another step in our journey to minimize dumping any waste into the landfill.
To put it candidly, Natural Choice Foods is working to better our environment each and every day. Reaching a zero-waste goal is a journey, not a destination. We are dedicated to the ongoing process of setting sustainability goals, and we’ll continue to prioritize partnerships that better our impact on the environment.
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