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Celebrate the Earth, Year‑Round

posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Bristol Farms

earth-dayIt’s Earth Day, celebrated around the world mostly to bring awareness to all the earth-friendly practices we should be supporting year-round. So, we thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the practices  and programs Bristol Farms lives out behind the scenes, as well as in our stores, to support a greener, cleaner Earth.

You may, or may not have noticed, the containers we provide in our Food Service areas are a great eco friendly alternative to ones of the past. While we haven’t swapped out 100% of our packaged goods, we are continuously working on this, in constant search of the right supportive container in each area. But, we are proud to say we offer compostable, tree-free packaging for our salad bars, hot food bars, soup containers, and all drink cups within our stores. You can feel good about the container you are filling, or the drink cup you are about to enjoy your favorite beverage from as these items are completely green and compostable by today’s standards. Not to mention the napkins we provide in-store are always recyclable.

We are also very proud to support the Food Waste Recycling Program through Waste Management. We go the extra mile to separate food from containers in 10 of our stores (the other 4 reside in cities where this program is not supported) to conserve space in landfills, and the microorganisms found in food can ultimately be converted into electricity, fuel for our natural gas pipeline, fuel for Waste Management trucks or other higher value applications like industrial chemical products and soil amendment. It’s amazing the type of power that can come from organic ingredients!

We also support the paper, glass, and plastic recycling program through Waste Management as well.

As a small token of our appreciation for mother nature and our customers, we are giving away a free reusable Bristol Farms shopping bag today with purchase of $20 or more! Stop by our stores today!

We’d love to hear other ideas of how we can support green practices together. What are some practices you put to use?

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