A few weeks ago, Farm Boy blew everyone away by unveiling their experiment in closing the loop on food waste.
Teaming with Food Cycle Science (the inventors of FoodCycler), Farm Boy implemented a first-of-its-kind commercial “circular economy” in the chain’s inaugural outlet based out of Cornwall, ON.
As we all know, grocery stores are a big name in the world of food waste. Every year, supermarket chains generate 43 billion pounds of methane-emitting waste and make up 11% of the overall food waste pie chart.
In response to these statistics and as a trial experiment, Farm Boy implemented a commercial-sized FoodCycler, a food waste recycling machine, which transforms food waste into a nutrient-dense, quick-release fertilizer.
Not only have they almost completely eliminated all food waste generated by their store, but they have added the by-product made by the FoodCycler as an item on their shelves.
Why Did Farm Boy Take the Plunge Into Commercial Food Recycling?
Dollars n’ Sense
Diverting food waste isn’t just a lovely thing to do for the earth. Time and time again, reducing food waste has been proven to offer retailers actual business value.
Food waste accounts for losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars to grocery store chains every year. The produce that sits on supermarket shelves represents a continuous and seemingly irrevers