ShopRite “goes green”-er

on April 25, 2017 Wakefern, waste management and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

ShopRite of Greater Morristown and ShopRite of Livingston are taking their sustainability commitment to the next level this month in honor of Earth Day.   Earlier this month, both stores unveiled new waste and recycling systems that leverage technology to act like smart trash cans. The solar powered trash and recycling system, also known as a […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Stormwater runoff

on April 25, 2017 waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Spring is here and with it comes lots of melting snow and rain.  This is the perfect time of year to check your storm drains in your parking lots and other retail property. Storm drains are a huge source of water pollution in the United States.  Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt […]

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GSC Program Manager Peter Cooke featured in Hannaford Fresh Magazine

on March 15, 2017 Energy efficiency, food waste, Hannaford, recycling, waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , with 0 comments

GSC Program Manager Peter Cooke explains why sustainability matters at the grocery store-and how you can take part. This article was written by Julia Rappaport and originally published in the March/April Fresh Magazine. See the original article here.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Food Waste

on December 20, 2016 food waste, recycling, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

It’s the holiday season, and with that comes a burst in food retail sales as consumers celebrate in delicious traditions. However, in the decadent holiday spirit, this time of year provides an even stronger argument for trimming on costs and maximizing the boost in sales, as well as leading by example in our efforts to […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cleaning Products

on October 27, 2016 Certified Grocers, cleaning products, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

When grocery stores use third-party certified green cleaning chemicals, they are actively announcing their commitment to the health and well-being of their employees and customers. Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment not only is a morally sound practice, it also can help minimize sick days as traditional chemicals are linked to numerous health risks. […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Regulated Waste

on September 28, 2016 the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Improper handling of waste can have very costly impacts for food retailers.  Best practices to implement include setting up distinct collection sites and a corresponding organization system for stores to temporarily store regulated waste streams before they are sent back to the DC for processing or waste vendors. After assessing nearly 700 grocery stores through the […]

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The high cost of noncompliance for food retailers

on September 28, 2016 Certified Grocers, GreenChill, waste management, WasteWise and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Retail facility managers face many challenges in their work. They must utilize their resources efficiently while spending the least amount of money, all with fewer and fewer resources. As they struggle to balance an increasing amount of priorities, failing to keep up and remain compliant with the expanding number of environmental regulations can be a […]

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Grocery Stewardship Certification program helps students understand the environmental impact of grocery stores

on June 28, 2016 Energy efficiency, food waste, waste management, Water consumption and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Students in Manomet Councilor Deb Harrison’s AP Environmental Science class at Noble and Greenough school in Dedham, MA are using the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) as the basis for a lesson on environmental impact and business sustainability.  Students visited several local supermarkets and walked through the public areas of the store to assess how the […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Recycling Cardboard

on April 27, 2016 recycling, the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, waste management and Tags: , , with 0 comments

Food retailers generate large amounts of recyclable materials, like corrugated cardboard. Recycling cardboard not only trims on waste hauling costs but it generates significant revenue for a grocery chain, up into the millions of dollars with diligent recycling methods.  We’ve seen many retailers where proper employee training and clear signage promoting recycling can make a big […]

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Brookshire Brothers enrolls 16 stores in Grocery Stewardship Certification program

on March 22, 2016 Brookshire Brothers, Certified Grocers, Energy efficiency, food waste, waste management and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

Brookshire Brothers, an employee-owned retailer headquartered in East Texas, is the latest grocer to enroll stores in Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) program.  The GSC works with grocery retailers to engage staff on operational sustainability concepts and to review store-level practices and equipment with an eye to increasing energy efficiency, boosting revenue and lowering costs. […]

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