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Kroger has announced a new “moonshot” effort to eliminate food waste across the company by 2025, according to a company statement. In doing this, the retailer also hopes to end hunger throughout the communities where it operates.
The grocer outlined its “Zero Waste” 2020 goals in its annual sustainability report, which includes actions like 90% diversion from landfill in its facilities, increased use of reusable plastic containers, perishable foods donations and composting. Now, in partnership with both Feeding America and World Wildlife Fund, Kroger has also set the objective to eliminate food waste by 2025 through prevention, donation and diversion efforts in its stores.
“Zero Hunger | Zero Waste is a vision for the America we want to help create with our associates, customers and stakeholders. This is our ‘moonshot,’ ” Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said in the company statement. “We recognize we have a lot of work to do. But we know when Kroger’s more than 443,000 associates put their passion to work to make something happen, we can uplift our communities, the planet and each other.”