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UK supermarket now reuses food waste

UK supermarket chain Tesco is taking action to reduce methane emissions from landfills by diverting 100% of its food waste from landfill disposal.  Among other new practices, the company will send the 5,000 tons of post-date meat left over each year by its 2,315 grocery stores and distribution centers to produce electricity–enough to power some 6,000 homes–through biogas harvest.  As much as this is a step in a positive direction, TreeHugger aptly wonders why Tesco isn’t also trying to reduce its enormous annual surplus of meat, and what the impact is of the emissions required to produce that meat.


August 20, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , ,


  1. Don’t give Tesco greenwash. Wouldn’t be much better if they figured out how not to waste in the first place, and figured out a good use for that meat.

    Comment by heshwesh | March 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Whoops, i somehow didn’t read the whole thing before I commented, am glad Treehugger is raising some issues…

      Comment by heshwesh | March 17, 2010 | Reply

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