Stop & Shop turning food waste into energy

By Katrina Koerting, Newstimes.

About 95 tons of over-ripe bananas, pre-made sandwiches, dead flowers and other food waste that can’t be sold or donated are avoiding the landfill and instead being converted to energy using cutting-edge technology.

The waste is collected daily from all Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut and Rhode Island, as well as most of the company’s Massachusetts locations. 

It is then converted to energy and compost at a new green facility next to the New England distribution center in Freetown, Mass., using a process called anaerobic digestion.