Tell Albertsons to Commit to Cutting Food Waste
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Tell Albertsons to Commit to Cutting Food Waste

Food waste

Every year 40 percent of the edible food produced in the United States is thrown away, wasting 25 percent of the country's fresh water, 80 million acres of land, and 3 billion tons of carbon emissions that went into making those products.

Grocery stores, where most of us get our food, have a tremendous role to play in reducing this embarrassing waste and lessening the impacts of our agricultural systems on wildlife.

That's why the Center is now asking Albertsons -- one of the country's largest grocers, which also owns mega-chains like Safeway, Lucky and Vons -- to commit to cutting its food waste in half by 2020 and publicly report its progress.

Albertsons claims to be committed to food waste reduction, yet without accurate reporting, there's no way for customers and investors to know whether the store is meeting its goals. And while Albertsons does divert about half of its food waste from the landfill through donation and composting programs, the only way to effectively minimize the environmental harms caused by such waste is to prevent it altogether.

Please sign our petition urging Albertsons to protect endangered wildlife, clean air and water, and healthy habitats by improving transparency around food waste and committing to cut its own in half by 2020.


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1690 4 months ago Vesna Glavina
1689 4 months ago K Hallboth
1688 4 months ago Shirlene Harris
1687 4 months ago Tammy Deckman
1686 4 months ago Dayanara Montes De Oca
1685 4 months ago Annie Belt
1684 4 months ago Donna Selquist
1683 4 months ago Gilda Fusilier
1682 4 months ago Loralee Clark
1681 4 months ago Simone Dail
1680 4 months ago Gabrielle Dennis
1679 4 months ago Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
1678 4 months ago Katarina Pavicevic
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1672 4 months ago Emily Hancock
1671 4 months ago Sashi Sekhar
1670 4 months ago TINA REILLY
1669 4 months ago Patricia Marlatt
1668 4 months ago Dena Turner
1667 4 months ago Camiel Rodriguez
1666 4 months ago Andrew Philpot
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Please take action by April 2, 2018.

Photo of food waste courtesy USDA.

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