Shaw's Mass. stores recognized for recycling efforts

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw’s Supermarkets announced that its Massachusetts stores have received supermarket recycling program certification from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

“Shaw’s is committed to leading the way on environmental sustainability, and we continue to work diligently to expand the comprehensive recycling programs at all of our stores,” Shaw's president Mike Stigers said. “While receiving this certification from the MassDEP is testament to our commitment, it also encourages us to work even harder toward keeping waste out of our landfills. At Shaw’s, we recognize that by helping our environment and the communities we serve, we can improve the overall success of our business.”

The SRPC program was established through a partnership between the MassDEP and the Massachusetts Food Association to encourage supermarkets to recycle and reuse organics and other materials. With the certification, all waste loads from Shaw’s Massachusetts supermarkets now are exempt from routine comprehensive inspections at solid waste disposal and transfer facilities for the presence of recyclables that are banned from disposal at Massachusetts’ disposal facilities.

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