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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Last Update: Apr 26th, 2019
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Bio-based / Renewable Materials

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To improve the sustainability of its packaging, Wegmans is focused on reducing the amount of virgin materials – new plastic or paper made from non-renewable fossil fuels – and replacing it with mineral fillers, and renewable and recycled materials.

 

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Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

Material Efficiency

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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Wegmans is also committed to avoiding excess packaging, and removing Bisphenol A (BPA) and other potentially harmful materials, such as Polystyrene and PVC where possible and where alternatives exist.

In New York State only, Wegmans plans to eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags in advance of the state ban that takes effect on March 1, 2020.

Reduce in-store plastic packaging made from fossil fuels, along with other single-use plastics, like straws, by 2 million pounds in 2019, with a goal of a 10-million-pound reduction by 2024

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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We are committed to reducing emissions from non-renewable energy sources and refrigeration systems.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Wegmans currently diverts more than half of the waste generated by our stores and facilities from local landfills and we are committed to strategies that get us closer to zero waste. We do this through innovative partnerships in our communities with farmers, composters, haulers and recyclers.

 

Design For Recovery

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We pledge to continually improve our packaging, with a focus on reducing food waste, increasing renewable/recycled content, and recyclability.

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