Food waste to feed and biogas at dairy farm

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Ar-Joy Farms in southeastern Pennsylvania receives produce for animal feed and source separated organics and high strength liquids for anaerobic digestion.

Target, CVS testing reusable bag rental system in New Jersey

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Target and CVS are testing a reusable bag rental system called Goatote at select stores in New Jersey, following the state’s ban on single-use paper and plastic bags that went into effect earlier this month, according to a press release last week.  

Shoppers use their smartphones to scan a QR code at a Goatote kiosk to take as many bags as needed and then return them within 30 days to any kiosk. 

The pilot comes at a time when retailers are trying to find alternatives to single-use bags as a growing number of cities and states look to curb their use. 

British food and drink majors support new WRAP initiative to unify sector’s Scope 3 emissions reporting

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Sainsbury’s and Tesco are among the businesses piloting a new methodology designed to help food and drink businesses across the value chain accurately measure and report their indirect (Scope 3) emissions.

Food waste is top of mind for climate-conscious shoppers

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Sustainable attributes associated with a product, like ingredient sourcing or recyclable packaging, may be less important to shoppers than individual behaviors during and after a trip to the grocery store, according to data from 84.51°, a subsidiary of Kroger Co.  

How grocers can overcome sustainability hurdles

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Aaron Daly, former energy management director at Whole Foods, outlines how food retailers can advance their climate action and share their progress as investors clamor for transparency.

Albertsons unveils ESG framework, sets new sustainability targets

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Suzanne Long, the company’s head of sustainability and transformation, talked about how the grocery chain aims to hit new goals like a 47% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and challenges ahead.

Sam’s Club outlines new sustainability efforts for its Member’s Mark line

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Sam’s Club announced on Tuesday new sustainability efforts, including removing certain ingredients from its Member’s Mark private label line, which spans several categories, including grocery.

As part of the work, Sam’s Club said it will unveil a new Member’s Mark logo and design, which will include a “subtle check mark,” to further highlight to customers the club retailer’s stated focus on “people and the planet.” Shoppers can expect to see the new design on the packaging over the next 18 months. 

The move continues Sam’s Club’s efforts to strengthen its private label business and work toward sustainability goals as it follows in the footsteps of parent company Walmart’s climate targets. 

Wegmans will soon say ‘goodbye’ to single-use plastic bags chainwide

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Wegmans announced on Thursday it plans to no longer offer single-use plastic bags by the end of this year. 

To help customers transition over to reusable bags, Wegmans said it will start charging five cents per paper bag — a move the grocery chain said has been successful in New York and other markets where it has already worked to pivot shopper behavior. 

Wegmans joins other retailers in switching to more eco-friendly bag choices as legislation that cracks down on single-use plastic bags becomes more widespread.

How online grocers are ramping food waste reduction efforts

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Ultrafast grocery delivery firm Getir announced on Tuesday that it has teamed up with Copia, a technology provider that connects food donations to local nonprofits. With the partnership, which started in March, Geitr is giving its surplus food to nonprofits across the New York City, Chicago, and Boston regions. 

Separately, e-grocer Farmstead said in a press release on Thursday that it has launched a new feature called “Eat This First” on email receipts to remind customers which items from their order to consume first to reduce food waste. 

The efforts by the two online grocery delivery companies come at a time when the food industry is facing increasing scrutiny over its sustainability measures, particularly around food waste

‘Packaging free’ shopping introduced for supermarket staples in the Netherlands

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Albert Heijn is launching AH Packaging Free, a shopping concept that will see around 70 products – including cereal, pasta, spreads, tea, and nuts – offered in smart dispensers that can be used with consumers’ own containers or reusable jars and bags purchased in store.