LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here, which has made sustainability a primary corporate initiative in the past 24 months, recently ended a food-waste recycling program at 85 of its stores in South Florida that used an alternative recycling technology. The program concluded on March 14 after the chain's composting partner, Organic Recovery, Pompano Beach, Fla., suspended service at the stores, said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations for Publix. “A tough economy did ...

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