Pete Pappas & Sons Inc proudly announces acceptance to the EPA/USDA Food Loss and Waste Champions 2030 program through a commitment to track, report and reduce food waste.
“As a produce grower, manufacturer and wholesaler, food waste is the single largest waste category at our Maryland facility. We combat food loss and waste daily and work closely with local nonprofits, farms and composting facilities to ensure that food from our facility never ends up in a landfill. Our diversion protocols are flourishing and making a huge difference for us,” said Helen Pappas, director of marketing and sustainability.
Last year the company successfully diverted >3,000.000lbs of food waste into alternative waste streams instead of landfills. It joined this notable program to set an example to combat food waste within the food industry for years to come.
“We see sustainability as an opportunity to take a comprehensive look and create operational efficiencies, combat food waste and lessen our environmental footprint,” said Paul Pappas, president.
Its yearly sustainability review can be found here, which includes such forward-thinking endeavors as its sustainable packaging initiative, minimal waste goals and an emphasis on organic packaged product and agriculture.
More information on the USDA/EPA Food Loss and Waste Champions program here.
For more information:
Pete Pappas & Sons Inc
Tel: +1 (443) 296-7880