16 May '11, 9am

Rotisserie Chicken, Biofuel and Sam’s Club: Creative Sustainability

Rotisserie Chicken, Biofuel and Sam’s Club: Creative Sustainability

I had the recent privilege of speaking with Eric Voyles, Sr. Manager of Operations Development at Sam’s, about one such endeavor: the recycling of the yellow tallow (grease) that is generated by the rotisserie chickens sold in the stores. According to Eric, the idea was first considered in 2008. Conversations generated during meetings of the Sustainable Value Network , which brings together cross-sector leaders to explore solutions, led to connections with the Environmental, Health and Safety Team. At the time, the EHS team was concerned about keeping grease out of plumbing systems. Eric and his team were challenged to find creative solutions to minimize landfill waste in all stores. Solution? A comprehensive program, in partnership with Texas-based Quest Recycling (the chosen vendor) that enables the yellow tallow to be recycled as biofuel and/or animal feed. Impressive? ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/rotisserie-chicken-bi...

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