There may be extra behind out desserts than superb components. There’s a heartfelt dedication to our planet, our neighborhood and our individuals. Adhering to socially accountable buying, making certain 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 vegetation, the bakery’s waste stream can be transformed to biodiesel gas and all remaining supplies can 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 referred to as “inexperienced diesel,” is distinct from biodiesel. (https://afdc.vitality.gov)
We recycle cardboard, aluminum, metallic, plastics and all paper. Somewhat 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 gasoline and reduces emissions. By doing so, we decreased our waste hauling by almost 1000 tons over 2 years. We’re aggressively working towards our purpose, being fully landfill free by 2025.
We produce frozen desserts shipped world wide 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’ve decreased the dimensions of our packaging, and our mailing carton is constituted of recycled materials. The truth is, 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 continuously taking a look at methods to scale back our environmental footprint. Current initiatives have included putting in variable frequency drives to scale back fan speeds the place attainable (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 12 months spherical.
Learn extra about our social and environmental accountability right here.