Kroger Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

Cincinnati — One year ago, on September 19, 2017, The Kroger Co. launched Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, its bold social impact plan aimed at ending hunger in the communities it calls home and eliminating waste across the company by

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has reached a milestone — recycling more than 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials, and keeping 50,000 tons of materials out of landfills.

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by 2025. Seattle-based QFC will be the company’s first retail division to phase out single-use plastic bags. The company

Forest City Earns LEED, Green Lease Leader and ENERGY STAR Recognitions

Cleveland — Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. has earned three significant sustainability recognitions from prominent organizations. Along with other real estate companies committed to green development and management, Forest City was named a: LEED Power Builder by the U.S. Green

Safari Energy and PREIT Add Solar Rooftop to Maryland Mall

New York City — Safari Energy, a leading commercial and industrial solar developer, has inaugurated its solar rooftop system at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Md. The 2,056 kilowatt capacity project, which is now operational, is currently providing clean

Gig Economy

How Walmart’s ‘Project Gigaton’ is saving emissions — and saving along the company’s bottom line.

Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the

16 McDonald’s Upgrade 41 Blink EV Charging Stations

San Francisco — The San Francisco Bay Area will now have access to 41 enhanced industry-leading electric vehicle (EV) charging stations owned, operated and provided by Blink Charging Co. at 16 area McDonald’s restaurants. These stations are an additional example

84 Sprouts Farmers Markets Receive Grocery Stewardship Certification

Brunswick, Me. — Eighty-four Sprouts Farmers Market grocery stores in Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona have been awarded Manomet’s Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC). The GSC recognizes Sprouts’ commitment to operational best practices that reduce a store’s environmental impact and save

Chipotle Sets New Goal to Drive Environmental Sustainability

Denver — Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to divert half of all of its restaurant waste from landfills by 2020. Since 2015, Chipotle has made significant strides towards reducing the amount of food and packaging waste bound for landfills, increasing its

Armstrong Flooring Names Linron 2017 Recycler of the Year

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has named Linron, the nation’s leading national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the Year. In 2017, Linron successfully recycled more than 23 million pounds of vinyl tile through

Sears Wins 3 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Awards

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corporation has been named a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. In addition, the Kenmore brand

Kroger Adds New Waste-to-Energy System at Manufacturing Plant

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has launched a new wastewater treatment system — an anaerobic digester —at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Ind. The digester will convert biogas from food byproducts

Deep Green Waste & Recycling, Inc. Appoints CFO

Marietta, Ga. — Deep Green Waste & Recycling, Inc. has added Josh Beckham as chief financial officer. Beckham is a CPA with over 16 years of experience in senior corporate financial management and has spent the last 8 years overseeing

Outside the Big Box

The Home Depot is installing rooftop solar systems on 50 of its stores’ rooftops. The company expects all 50 to be operational by spring 2018.

EPA Recognizes ALDI for Commitment to Sustainable Refrigeration

Batavia, Ill. — ALDI has received the 2016-2017 “Best of the Best” award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership for its use of cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems in 34 of its stores.