Waste Reduction

As Meijer continues to grow across the Midwest, it is more important than ever to be a good neighbor. Meijer pursues eco-friendly initiatives in our stores and throughout our supply chain in order to benefit our customers and reduce our environmental impact.

 

Meijer Car Battery Recycling Service

Our modern society is increasingly attuned to recycling as many materials as possible. But there are some items that we own that pose specific challenges, including car batteries.

Most car, truck and motorcycle batteries contain hazardous waste in the form of lead and acid. In fact, a typical car battery contains approximately 21 pounds of lead, three pounds of plastic and one gallon of sulfuric acid…

 

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In 2016, Meijer began sending some of its food waste to Hammond Farms in Lansing, Mich., where it is turned into compost.

How Meijer Tackles Manufacturing and Composting Waste

Minimizing food waste is an important sustainability goal for Meijer, especially at our food manufacturing and distribution facilities that supply our stores. Preparing fresh food for millions of Meijer customers presents us with a sustainability challenge that’s familiar to the entire retail sector…

 

Supply Chain Recycling – A Story Told By Numbers

All Meijer distribution centers and manufacturing facilities participate in our Resource Conservation program to recycle metal, plastic, wood, cardboard, paper, and other miscellaneous items…

 

Food Rescue

With the addition of eight food bank partnerships in 2013, we completed the rollout of our food rescue program, making it possible for us to donate quality food that would otherwise go to waste at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin…

 

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Colgate, Meijer and TerraCycle presented Dutton Christian School of Caledonia, Mich. with a new playground made from recycled oral care products.

Colgate Rewards Local Children for Recycling

Colgate and Meijer teamed up with TerraCycle, a recycling company that specializes in difficult-to-recycle goods, to present Dutton Christian School of Caledonia, Mich. with a new playground made from recycled oral care products through the “Recycled Playground Challenge…”