SAFEWAY TEST IS REDUCING TONNAGE OF SOLID WASTE

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- A pilot program that converts produce waste into garden and farming mulch has helped supermarkets in the Portland division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., reduce their solid-waste tonnage.Safeway spokeswoman Brigit Flanagan confirmed the retailer's participation in the pilot, but declined to provide details until the program is applied regionally.At the supermarkets, produce

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNS) -- A pilot program that converts produce waste into garden and farming mulch has helped supermarkets in the Portland division of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., reduce their solid-waste tonnage.

Safeway spokeswoman Brigit Flanagan confirmed the retailer's participation in the pilot, but declined to provide details until the program is applied regionally.

At the supermarkets, produce is trimmed back into the waxed boxes in which it arrived. Spoiled produce is

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