Wooster, Ohio Buehler Food Markets announced Friday it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership, making the grocer the first Ohio-based supermarket chain to become a member.
"GreenChill is just another part of our sustainability program that includes new technologies to reduce power consumption, water consumption, recycle our food waste into compost we sell in our stores, recycling centers, building green for our new ACE hardware in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and burning our used fryer oil as fuel in our diesel trucks," Scott Buehler, VP Buehler Food Markets, said. "As technology develops we will continue to improve our sustainability efforts."
By joining GreenChill, Buehler’s has committed to require all of its new and remodeled stores to use environmentally friendlier refrigerants; lower the amount of refrigerant used and eliminate refrigerant leaks over time; and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices.
Buehler’s is a family-owned grocer with 13 stores throughout Ohio.