bestows 2010 WRAP award to Stater Bros.
Stater eliminated 141,489,966 pounds of waste
Stater Bros. introduced a “Green Waste” composting
program in all its 167 Supermarket locations to turn organic
waste into compost that is sold to area farmers. For this environmentally
friendly program along with the company’s many other recycling
efforts, Stater Bros. was recognized as a 2010 WRAP (Waste Reduction
Awards Program) winner by the California Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery.
In total, Stater Bros. eliminated 141,489,966 pounds of waste
from landfills in 2009. The new Stater Bros. composting program
kept over 27 million pounds of waste from going to landfills
in its 8 months of operation in 2009. The company’s other notable
green programs include recycling cardboard (over 74 million pounds
in 2009), recycling sustainable rendering products (over 8.5
million pounds in 2009), donating food to local food banks (over
3.8 million pounds in 2009), and recycling plastic bags (over
2.8 million pounds in 2009). In addition, the company’s weekly
ad is printed on recycled paper, and Stater Bros. participates
in California’s Voluntary Demand Response Program to reduce energy
consumption at store level when demand is high.
Stater Bros. has also established an employee Green Team with
representatives from all areas of the company. The Green Team
is committed to reviewing, selecting and implementing business
practices that promote the long-term well being of the company,
the community, and the environment that we all share.