Sainsbury's Surbiton puts all store waste to positive use
By jssurbiton | Sunday, August 18, 2013, 22:30
Sainsbury's Surbiton puts all store
waste to positive use
achieves zero waste to landfill
customers have played a part by recycling batteries and carrier bags
Sainsbury's has achieved its 20x20
sustainability target of putting all its store waste to positive use – and
diverting it from landfill and customers at Sainsbury's Surbiton have played a
part in this significant achievement.
The Sainsbury's Surbiton, situated in Victoria
road provides customers with in-store battery and plastic bag recycling banks.
Sainsbury's Surbiton Store Manager Paul Stansfield said: "Our recycling
facilities are used every day by our customers and it's great that they're
helping us to reduce our impact on the environment and send no waste to
Surbiton also works with FareShare, a leading UK food redistribution charity,
to help relieve UK food poverty. The partnership has nearly reached 20 years
and Sainsbury's provides FareShare with food
from its stores' back doors and depots.
Last October, Sainsbury's
second annual Million Meal Appeal food drive saw 4000 meals donated to 720 charities,
following food donations across one weekend from customers.
Other areas which have helped Sainsbury's
become No Waste to Landfill include:
- Any waste bakery products not suitable for
charities is donated to animal sanctuaries or processed into high energy biscuit meals for
animal feed for pigs and cows, supporting British farming.
- After this any remaining food waste is turned
into energy through anaerobic
digestion, which is the most efficient method of generating
energy from waste. Sainsbury's is
the UK's largest retail user of
anaerobic digestion, generating enough energy to power 2,500 homes.
waste is baled in supermarkets and along with general waste from its
convenience stores, it is then backhauled to facilities to be sorted and recycled or turned into