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Weis wins Emerald Award for green work

Weis wins Emerald Award for green work

Weis Markets was recently honored in central Pennsylvania for its sustainability efforts.

The Sunbury, Pa.-based food retailer was among 55 “best green businesses, schools and organizations” recognized by the Centre County (Pa.) Recycling & Refuse Authority, along with the Centre Region Council of Governments and the borough of State College.

Weis and four others, including The Coca-Cola Co., also received special Emerald Awards during a luncheon in College Township.

Weis previously announced it has surpassed its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by the year 2020. The company achieved this milestone five years earlier than anticipated, reaching a 22.1% reduction in GHG emissions in 2015.


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Efficiencies include the installation of LED lighting, various energy reducing equipment and efforts made to minimize refrigerant leaks. Weis Markets also plans to increase its recycling rate by 5% each year with a goal of zero waste, reduce energy usage by 2% each year, and replace 50% of its tractor fleet with cleaner fuel vehicles within the next several years.


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