Taking decisions to drive sustainability across operations in grocery retail
Consumers’ demand for food variety inevitably results in waste despite intensive procurement scrutiny. Sadly, food waste that cannot be redistributed to support food banks, charities, or animal feeds is unavoidable. It is an ongoing and escalating issue for the sector, exacerbated by retail packaging rendering it costly to handle.
Waste services provision often restricts your ability to valorise your waste, and the service is mainly limited to a requirement for huge bins and compactors. The real impact of this reach is far beyond what can only be described as a hazardous activity, one that can cause lifting-related injuries. But the financial implications run into thousands, if not tens of thousands, every year.
With a growing trend to expand the foodservice offer with “hot” and “freshly prepared” counters in-store, there is another hidden cost you will inevitably have to deal with. Preparing food often results in fat, oil, and grease (FOGs) being washed into the drains, clogging the pipes and wreaking havoc on sewer systems.
Everyone needs to do their bit in this fight against fatbergs — even grocery retailers. With such diverse problems at hand, you must use our onsite Aerobic Digestion Systems and Anaerobic Digesters, smart bin tipping solutions, and wastewater and soil treatment products to eliminate food waste going to landfills, enable bin-lifting securely, and break down FOGs permanently, respectively.