Sainsbury’s Surbiton puts all store waste to positive use

Sainsbury’s Surbiton puts all store waste to positive use .

•Retailer achieves zero waste to landfill
•Surbiton customers have played a part by recycling batteries and carrier bags

Sainsbury’s has achieved its 20x20 sustainability target of putting all its store waste to positive use – and diverting it from landfill and customers at Sainsbury’s Surbiton have played a part in this significant achievement.

The Sainsbury’s Surbiton, situated in Victoria road provides customers with in-store battery and plastic bag recycling banks. Sainsbury’s Surbiton Store Manager Paul Stansfield said: “Our recycling facilities are used every day by our customers and it’s great that they’re helping us to reduce our impact on the environment and send no waste to landfill”.

The Sainsbury’s Surbiton also works with FareShare, a leading UK food redistribution charity, to help relieve UK food poverty. The partnership has nearly reached 20 years and Sainsbury’s provides FareShare with food from its stores’ back doors and depots.

Last October, Sainsbury’s second annual Million Meal Appeal food drive saw Sainsbury's Surbiton provided 4000 meals donated to Local charities, following food donations across one weekend from customers.

Other areas which have helped Sainsbury’s become No Waste to Landfill include:

•Any waste bakery products not suitable for charities is donated to animal sanctuaries or processed into high energy biscuit meals for animal feed for pigs and cows, supporting British farming.
•After this any remaining food waste is turned into energy through anaerobic digestion, which is the most efficient method of generating energy from waste. Sainsbury’s is the UK’s largest retail user of anaerobic digestion, generating enough energy to power 2,500 homes.
•General waste is baled in supermarkets and along with general waste from its convenience stores, it is then backhauled to facilities to be sorted and recycled or turned into fuel.


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