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M&S turns food waste to energy

Marks & Spencer is making good on its Plan A sustainability commitment to source 100% “green” electricity and send zero waste to landfill, and has a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to its roster of small-scale energy suppliers that will turn company food waste into electricity.

M&S recently signed a power purchase agreement with waste management firm Shanks and Energen Biogas in Glasgow, Scotland, which will convert discarded food into biogas for renewable energy generation, as well as digestate to use as nutrient-rich soil conditioner. M&S will buy about 19GWh per year of electricity from the new AD plant, which would provide enough energy to power about 33 M&S Simply Food stores.

According to Gio Patellaro, head of energy at M&S, the company sources 180GWh of renewable energy each year from 22 small-scale suppliers, including other AD plants.

“As a company committed to creating a more sustainable...

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