There’s extra behind out desserts than wonderful elements. There’s a heartfelt dedication to our planet, our group and our folks. Adhering to socially accountable buying, guaranteeing our world can flourish for future generations. That is our dedication to our companions and prospects.
In 2022, Candy Avenue introduced the Landfill Free by 2025 initiative. By partnering with sustainable vitality crops, the bakery’s waste stream might be transformed to biodiesel gas and all remaining supplies might be recycled or used as gas to generate electrical energy.
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable gas manufactured domestically from vegetable oils, animal fat, or recycled restaurant grease. Biodiesel meets each the biomass-based diesel and general superior biofuel requirement of the Renewable Gas Customary. Renewable diesel, additionally known as “inexperienced diesel,” is distinct from biodiesel. (https://afdc.vitality.gov)
We recycle cardboard, aluminum, steel, plastics and all paper. Slightly than sending waste to a landfill, we both recycle or use it as gas to generate electrical energy at a close-by energy plant. It additionally lowers our variety of hauls, which conserves fuel and reduces emissions. By doing so, we decreased our waste hauling by practically 1000 tons over 2 years. We’re aggressively working towards our objective, being utterly landfill free by 2025.
We produce frozen desserts shipped all over the world and we should ship these within the best situation with zero meals issues of safety. Along with assembly meals grade requirements, over 95% of our plastic packaging is recyclable number one or 6. We have now decreased the dimensions of our packaging, and our mailing carton is made out of recycled materials. In truth, 46% of the fiber used to make all of our corrugated packaging is recovered/recycled. Our corrugated packaging suppliers are licensed by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Our bakery operates with an vitality conservation mindset. We’re continually taking a look at methods to cut back our environmental footprint. Latest initiatives have included putting in variable frequency drives to cut back fan speeds the place potential (electrical energy discount), automating cooling tower operation to raised management water utilization (water discount) and using warmth dissipated by our product cooling system to warmth our plant water yr spherical.
Learn extra about our social and environmental accountability right here.