Sainsbury’s in Newport has achieved its 20×20 sustainability target of putting all its store waste to positive use, diverting it from landfill, with the store’s customers having played a part in this significant achievement.
The supermarket store situated in Foxes Road provides customers with in-store battery and plastic bag recycling banks, but that is not all the national-chain are doing to help the environment.
Another star recycling initiative set up is the store’s food donation partner scheme. Sainsbury’s has over 300 food donation partnerships in place and the scheme sees surplus food which is still healthy, nutritious and within its use-by-dates donated to charities and community projects across the UK.
Here on the Isle of Wight, Sainsbury’s have supported the local Owl & Monkey Sanctuary for the past 3 years and Seaview Wildlife Encounter for over 4 years. Both attractions collect food twice a week and receive items including all fruits and vegetables. The donated food is used for feeding the Lemas, Monkeys and Birds, as pictured.
Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of Wight Store Manager Paul Dyer said:
“Our recycling facilities are used every day by our customers and it’s great that they’re helping us to reduce our impact on the environment and send no waste to landfill”.