SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here has installed a state-of-the-art composting system at its Nashua, N.H., store. It is designed to compost organic waste on site, thereby cutting disposal costs while creating marketable, composted soil. In a prepared statement, Hannaford said the system, called "Zola" (Greek for earth), is projected to reduce the cost of waste product disposal; the typical cost ranges from $40,000 to $60,000 per year, per store, enough to generate a three- to ...
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