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•  From the Boston Globe this morning, a story about how Ahold Delhaize-owned Hannaford Supermarkets says that "none of its food is tossed into landfills, which would make it the first large-scale grocer in New England and New York to achieve zero food waste … Hannaford has 183 grocery stores throughout the Northeast, and over the past year, the Scarborough, Maine-based chain has diverted 65 million pounds of unsellable food products to pantries, farms, and anaerobic digestion facilities, where the waste is converted to energy."

The Globe writes that "the waste reduction is part of a global effort undertaken by its parent company, Ahold Delhaize, of the Netherlands, which also owns the Food Lion, Giant, and Stop & Shop chains. But Hannaford executives say their approach to reducing waste is leading the industry here in the United States."