To recognize the relationship between solid waste handling and recycling results, and to encourage more recycling of OCC (old corrugated containers), paper and plastics at our retail locations, Brookshire Grocery Company publishes the Green Report ratio to all retail leadership on a store-by-store basis. The report details the effectiveness of the store efforts by showing the ratio of the pounds of OCC recycled to the pounds of solid waste. Publishing these results provides transparency and visibility into solid waste handling at the store level. Through this communication, our store personnel have a better understanding of how they are impacting the environment through their actions.
Brookshire Grocery Company actively monitors the solid waste service levels to the stores and optimizes the service and containers to eliminate wasted resources including fuel, labor and infrastructure.