Connecticut Food Association Recognizes Members’ Efforts in Food Waste Mitigation…

Food waste is a major problem in the United States, with an estimated 40% of all food going to waste. This not only leads to economic losses for businesses but also has a negative impact on the environment. Addressing organic waste in grocery stores is a critical step in building a more sustainable food system and reducing our industry’s carbon footprint.  ShopRite, Blue Earth Compost, and Quantum Biopower have partnered to create a more sustainable Connecticut by recycling food waste and converting it into clean energy.

As an industry, CFA members are working to promote sustainable practices and making meaningful strides towards reducing their carbon footprint. This includes reducing food waste in every store department through proper inventory management, donation programs, recycling and composting, using eco-friendly packaging materials, and implementing energy-efficient systems in stores, warehouses and distribution.

We also have the platform to promote sustainability to our customers. By offering eco-friendly options such as reusable bags, promoting sustainable packaging, and sourcing products from environmentally responsible suppliers, we are encouraging our customers to make more sustainable choices.

These are just a few examples of the many customer-driven eco-friendly options being used by food retailers. As consumers continue to demand more sustainable products, we can expect to see even more innovations and initiatives aimed at reducing our environmental impact.

We know that our members have the power to make a positive impact in the communities they serve. For Connecticut’s grocers, every day is a chance to renew our commitment to sustainability and to work together to create a better future for our planet. By taking action now, we can make a positive impact for generations to come.