The recycling process

Stop & Shop determines which food items will not be sold before their expiration date and donates some to food banks

Items past expiration or unfit for consumption will go to new plant

Items will be placed into a blending system that removes inorganic packaging material and liquefies the food


Organic material will go to an oxygen-free, self-contained tank with microbes that break down the food, producing an odorless biogas and a mix of nutrients and minerals

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The biogas is combusted to power a generator for electricity and heating

The nutrient-rich material will be donated to composters for use in soil supplements

SOURCES: Stop & Shop; Feed Resource Recovery