West Bridgewater, Mass. -- Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, have reached a major environmental milestone in the company’s “zero waste” program by diverting over 90% of all store waste from local landfills.
The environmental impact of the five stores has been significant:
Shaw’s has eliminated 1,257 full garbage truck trips annually to the landfill.
The goal of the Shaw’s zero-waste program is to eliminate landfill waste from operations. The program places a significant emphasis on each store’s ability to maximize recycling, food donations, organic composting and overall waste reduction. Additionally, every Shaw’s location is diverting all of its organic materials, soft plastics, hard plastics, and all of its paper and cardboard.