In Dansk Supermarked Group, we continuously strive to improve our efforts in recycling to increase the proportion of waste recycled or reused. As regards to general waste, we mainly produce cardboard, foil, organic and combustible waste.
A number of initiatives have been set in motion in our stores with the aim of minimising our waste.
Across the country, our føtex supermarkets and Bilka hypermarkets reuse the vast majority of their organic waste through gasification or incineration, thereby converting unavoidable organic waste into energy. In this way, the organic waste is converted into biogas or manure and is thus put to good use by producing heat and electricity.
At Netto, a self-sorting waste treatment facility for all combustible waste (apart from textiles and polystyrene) has been implemented. Thus, recycling at Netto stores is contracted out and is thus more reliable.
Furthermore, Netto also has a setup for sorting plastic hangers and non-recycled wooden pallets.
In terms of fuel consumption during the delivery of products to our stores, we are currently unable to measure this impact. As Dansk Supermarked Group does not own its own trucks, all of our deliveries are made by transportation service providers.
Old bread that cannot be sold or donated is converted into animal feed. Hence, in 2014 nearly 5,000 tonnes of bread was converted into animal feed.
In all of our stores, we strive to make the most of the energy we use. When we build new stores or refurbish existing ones, we install energy-efficient cash registers and replace low-voltage light bulbs with a new LED solution. This has contributed positively to a decrease in energy consumption.
Additionally, all new-buys of chillers have glass doors, and several stores have had their freon cold stores replaced by new energy saving and environmentally friendly CO2 cooling facilities.