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‘s biggest food and drug sellers, Albertsons Companies is actively pursuing the objective of reducing waste and lessening our environmental effect. We search for chances to reduce the carbon footprint in our stores, workplaces, centers and warehouse across all our banners(including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pavilions ). We have actually determined the conversion of used cooking oil from our shops as a special way to not just lower our waste stream, but likewise to reduce our ecological footprint. Since 2010, some of our Safeway, Vons and Pavilions stores throughout California have been recycling used cooking oil by transforming it to biodiesel to power our truck fleets. By using biodiesel as a fuel in our truck fleets, we minimize the quantity of standard diesel we buy, in addition to decreasing our overall emissions. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, biodiesel might reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 52 %when compared to petroleum diesel. As soon as the cooking oil is collected, we deal with vendors who process the oil and transform it to biodiesel. In 2015 alone, we collected more than 481,000 gallons of used cooking oil from our shops. Our biodiesel use has increased over 50%in the last 5 years. In fact, the program has been so effective that we will quickly start using the excess biodiesel produced to likewise fuel the Albertsons store fleet served by our Brea and Irvine Circulation Centers. According to Tom Nartker, Albertsons Companies Vice President of Transport,” We’re actually delighted to expand this program to our Albertsons fleet in Southern California.” We continue to explore new innovations and chances that might reduce our transport footprint. For instance, we checked numerous trucks at our distribution center in Southern California that work on liquefied natural gas(LNG ). LNG burns as a cleaner fuel compared with diesel and produces 26%less greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of our … See all stories on this subject
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