A few months ago, two Albertsons stores in Santa Barbara, Calif., accomplished something exciting for the food retailing industry, becoming the first supermarkets in the nation to achieve “Zero Waste” classification. More than 95% of all waste generated by the stores is now either recycled, reused or composted, thus diverting more than 2 million pounds of waste from landfills annually, including 808,000 pounds of cardboard, 27,500 pounds of plastic and almost 2,700 pounds of paper. Of ...

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