This article and accompanying video highlight major grocery store chains that are diverting unsold food that cannot be donated, as well as food scraps that are not sent to composting, to anaerobic digestion. In April, Stop & Shop announced the groundbreaking for its 1.25 MW anaerobic digester at its Freetown Distribution Center, which will offset 40% of the Freetown facility’s energy use. Wegmans Food Markets also utilizes anaerobic digestion to process a large volume of food that cannot be donated or sent to composting. In 2014, Wegmans sent 2.5 million pounds of food scraps to anaerobic digestion.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts lists anaerobic digestion facilities and other processors of organic material on its “Find-A-Recycler” database. For more information on anaerobic digestion and other food waste diversion initiatives, call RecyclingWorks at 888-254-5525 or email today!