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Dear BEST members,

Britain’s largest supermarket chains including Wal-Mart’s Asda 
Unit, Tesco Plc, Waitrose, J Sainsbury Plc, and William Morrison 
Supermarkets Plc are using food waste such as fish heads and leftover 
sandwiches to lower landfill costs and energy bills. This interest in 
recycling food waste is inspired in part by Britain’s new landfill tax 
of $98 a ton, with increases of $12.40 each year. Approximately 2,500 
homes are powered by Sainsbury’s unsold meals and vegetables, while 
Waitrose sends all food waste to anaerobic digestion facilities and Asda 
transports old lamb chops and moldy bread to bioenergy sites. It is 
estimated that bioenergy from such sources can provide 8-11% of the 
U.K’s energy demand by 2020, helping to reach its goal of getting 15% 
of energy from clean sources by that year.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120606/BIZ/206060418/1361/Fish-heads-turned-into-electricity-cut-Wal-Mart-s-bills

Louise Downing
Fish heads turned into electricity cut Wal-Mart's bills
The Detroit News
June 6th, 2012

Sincerely,
Candice Prince