28 Feb '17, 9am

British Supermarket Chain Powers Trucks With Food Waste

British Supermarket Chain Powers Trucks With Food Waste

A Waitrose distribution center. Food waste is a massive global problem. About a third of all the food produced globally every year is wasted or lost, amounting to 1.3 billion tons. EU countries waste about 88 million tons of food annually, with associated costs estimated at $151 billion. In Britain, about 10 million tons of food is thrown away each year. One British supermarket chain is looking to do its part to change that. Last month U.K. grocery chain Waitrose introduced 10 new trucks that run on bio-methane produced from food waste. Biomethane is 35 to 40 percent cheaper than diesel and releases 70 percent fewer carbon dioxide emissions. Waitrose is the first retailer in Europe to run trucks on fuel made from food waste. And new technology allows the range of the trucks to increase from 300 to 500 miles. Although the trucks costs 50 percent more than diesel models, fue...

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