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Hello BESTers,
It seems that grocery stores diverting their food waste is becoming a 
trend.  Recently two supermarket chains in the UK have announced plans 
to tackle their food waste problem.  The Co-operative Group, which owns 
2800 stores, plans to divert food waste from all of its store to 
anaerobic digestion by this July.  They have already started a "waste 
back-haul" problem at 1,500 of its stores, and plans to expand it to the 
whole company.  The waste is handled by Biffa, which sorts the stores' 
the waste into recyclables, food waste, which is digested, and other 
materials, which are dried and shredded for a solid fuel. The company 
plans on diverting 34,000 tons of waste annually.  The other company, 
Tesco, which is one of the largest food retailers in the world at 50 
million customers, will be addressing food waste at all steps of the 
production chain.  They are looking at how to reduce food waste from 
farms and suppliers all the way to food waste at home, and considering 
solutions to handling food waste such as food banks, animal feed, and 
anaerobic digestion.  As one of the largest sources of food waste, it is 
a great thing that grocery stores are beginning to reign in this serious 
problem.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan

http://www.resource.uk.com/article/Retailers/Coop_divert_all_food_store_waste_landfill-3142#.UakTQEDvuk0

Co-op to divert all food store waste from landfill
Resource Magazine
Annie Reece
May 28, 2013