Food Lion opens store with CO2 refrigeration system
New York City Food Lion has opened a store in College Park, Ga., that is the chain’s first — and the second in the United States — to use a carbon dioxide-based cascade refrigeration system, according to Supermarket News.
The system, provided by Kysor Warren, Columbus, Ga., will service both low-temperature and medium- temperature cases. It is designed to limit the use of HFC refrigerant, a potent greenhouse gas. The College Park store will uses about 450 lbs. of HFC refrigerant R-507, far less than in conventional DX systems.
Food Lion also runs secondary loop systems in two Virginia stores that use CO2 as a secondary refrigerant, and plans to open a second store with a cascade system in December in Columbia, S.C., the report said. Those systems are from Hill Phoenix, Conyers, Ga.
Best Buy working to improve electronics recycling
Richfield, Minn. Federal E-Waste legislation proposed to improve electronics recycling nationwide is seeing strong support from Best Buy Co.
The retailer, Minnesota’s electronics recycling industry and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) unveiled proposed federal legislation Sunday at the Richfield, Minn. Best Buy store that seeks to improve the recycling of electronics across the United States.
The bill, the Electronic Device Recycling and Research and Development Act, is the first step in bringing together manufacturers, retailers, recyclers and research institutes to help find solutions to the problem of e-waste.
If passed, the bill will create research and development grants for universities, government labs, and private industry; call for a study by the National Academy of Science to look at barriers and opportunities to increase electronic device recycling and reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronic products; and direct the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants available for curriculum development for engineering students and professionals in electronics manufacturing, and in design, refurbishing and recycling industries.
EPA finalizes greenhouse gas reporting rule
New York City On Jan. 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will, for the first time, require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas data under a new reporting system. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, are produced by burning fossil fuels and through industrial and biological processes.
Under the program, which EPA administrator Lisa Jackson signed into effect on Tuesday, 10,000 industrial facilities that generate more than 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas, and collectively produce 85% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, must start collecting greenhouse gas data on Jan. 1.