Whole Foods Market Green Team

On June 20th, the Whole Foods Market Green Team from area New England Whole Foods Markets – Hadley MA, Glastonbury CT, West Hartford CT, along with the Cheshire CT Distribution Center visited the Capitol Recycling Commercial Single Stream Recycling Center at 123 Murphy Rd Hartford CT, for a tour. The visit was coordinated by All Waste, Inc. Russell Lallier and Keith Santos for Karen Franczyk, Whole Foods Green Mission Coordinator for the North Atlantic Region. Mark Wynch and Joe Farese from Murphy Road Recycling led the tour of the Recycling facility.

During the tour there was an explanation of the volume and types of material that is processed daily,

Reason for and amount of discarded material generated each day that is a direct result of plastic bag contamining Trash,

How Whole Foods helps pass the message out to the community of “What IS and IS not” acceptable in recycling,

The quality of material that is required to meet stringent contamination guidelines from countries around the world

The Team gained a true understanding of the sorting process, quality of material, capability of Optical sorting whether its with paper or plastic containers and the Baled end result.

Their purpose at Whole Foods does truly matter, with their daily efforts to make the world a better place.

 

Keith Santos – All Waste, Inc.

 

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