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Sale, Urmston and Altrincham Supermarkets plays a vital role in diverting waste from landfill
Sainsbury’s in Sale, Urmston and Altrincham have this week proudly announced that it no longer sends a scrap of operational waste to landfill. Not only is this a significant achievement locally, but this has also contributed to a national milestone where Sainsbury’s across the country now puts all of its waste to positive use.
The retailer recently achieved its 20x20 sustainability target of diverting all its waste from landfill, through a range of projects including improvements in recycling activities and the adoption of Food Donation Partnerships with local charities and organisations.
Sainsbury’s Deputy Store Manager Stuart Faulkner said: “We have all been working really hard toward the vision of sending no waste to landfill and it is wonderful that this has been achieved at our stores in Trafford and across the country.
“Not only does this mean that we are being a more environmentally friendly business locally, but we are also supporting our local community through food that is still perfectly good to eat.”
Mark Newall is Director of Resources and Strategy at the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) said: “As England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, the GMWDA provides a world class environmentally sustainable solution for Greater Manchester’s waste and it is projects like Sainsbury’s reaching its No Waste to Landfill target that stands as a good example of what is possible for other businesses across the region.”
Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s head of sustainability, said “Our priority is to give food to charities. If that is not possible it’s converted into animal feed and lastly to heat homes. This year we have stretched ourselves to be even more environmentally friendly have reached our target that nothing from Sainsbury’s goes into landfill.”
Together with the activities that have supported the achievement of Sainsbury’s No Waste to Landfill target, stores also actively work with customers to provide battery and plastic bag recycling banks as well as many other recycling facilities to encourage shoppers to engage in also reducing their waste.
To find out more about Sainsbury’s Food Donation Partnership Project contact your local Sainsbury’s.
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