Sainsbury’s stores in Urmston, Sale and Altrincham have announced that they no longer send any operational waste to landfill as of this week (20 Sept).
The supermarket considers this a significant achievement within Trafford, as well as nationally, as stores across the country now put all of their waste to positive use.
Sainsbury’s deputy store manager, Stuart Faulkner, said: “We have all been working really hard toward the vision of sending no waste to landfill and it is wonderful that this has been achieved at our stores in Trafford and across the country.
Stuart Faulkner, Sainsbury’s – “We have all been working really hard toward the vision of sending no waste to landfill and it is wonderful that this has been achieved at our stores in Trafford and across the country”
“Not only does this mean that we are being a more environmentally friendly business locally, but we are also supporting our local community through food that is still perfectly good to eat.”
Mark Newall, director of resources and strategy at the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), said: “As England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, the GMWDA provides a world class environmentally sustainable solution for Greater Manchester’s waste and it is projects like Sainsbury’s reaching its No Waste to Landfill target that stands as a good example of what is possible for other businesses across the region.”
Together with the activities that have supported the achievement of Sainsbury’s No Waste to Landfill target, stores also aim to work with customers to provide battery and plastic bag recycling banks, as well as many other recycling facilities to encourage shoppers to engage in also reducing their waste.