Shaw's Will Also Participate in Enviro-Log's Waxed Cardboard "Closed Loop" Recycling Program
ATLANTA, Ga. – (February 17, 2012) – Enviro-Log, Inc. is pleased to announce that Shaw's® Supermarkets, Inc., part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® family of grocery stores, will be selling its earth-friendly Enviro-Log® Firelogs at select retail locations throughout the northeast. Shaw's will also participate in Enviro-Log's Waxed Cardboard "Closed Loop" recycling program to reduce its environmental impact.
"Shaw's partnership with Enviro-Log in our stores not only offers our customers a cleaner and more efficient alternative to firewood, but represents a key component in our commitment to environmental sustainability," said Mike Stigers, president, Shaw's. "By working with Enviro-Log we are able to divert waste from landfills and further reduce our impact on the environment."
"We are very excited to offer Shaw's customers a greener and cleaner burning alternative to firewood," said Ross McRoy, president of Enviro-Log, Inc. "Not only are Enviro-Log Firelogs made of 100 percent recycled materials, they also offer less emissions while producing more heat per pound, which is a compelling value proposition for any consumer interested in reducing their environmental impact."
Sam Miller, Enviro-Log's vice president of recycling, added, "We applaud Shaw's for partnering with us to divert more of its waste from landfills. Each day approximately 1.5 million used waxed cardboard boxes are added to landfills, contributing approximately 600,000 tons of waste annually. Compounding the problem, waxed cardboard can take up to 50 years to disintegrate. As a participant in Enviro-Log's Closed Loop recycling program, Shaw's will divert its old waxed cardboard containers to our manufacturing facility in Fitzgerald, Ga. where we will use the raw material to create our earth-friendly firelogs. The final product will then be returned to Shaw's and put on the shelves to be sold at select locations. This process is referred to as a 'closed loop,' in the recycling industry."
For more details on Shaw's Supermarkets, visit www.shaws.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shaws. You can follow us on Twitter @shawsPR.
To learn more about Enviro-Log Firelogs, its recycling efforts and retail recycling program, please visit www.enviro-log.net. You can also read product reviews and learn about Enviro-Log promotions on the company's Facebook and Twitter pages: www.Facebook.com/Envirolog, http://twitter.com/#!/EnviroLogFire.
About Enviro-Log, Inc.
Shaw's, Osco and Star Market are part of the nationwide SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) family of grocery stores. Shaw's is one of the oldest continuously operated supermarkets in the United States with its roots dating to 1860. Throughout five New England states, there are 169 store locations employing approximately 21,000 associates. For more information about Shaw's, visit the all-new web site at: www.shaws.com and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/shaws.
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