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One of the largest suppliers of buns in the American Baking Industry, Northeast Foods also makes recycling a daily priority for its business. Glimpse how this Food and Beverage Manufacturer is championing recycling in the industry.

Baking Industry History

Northeast Foods can trace its history in Food and Beverage Manufacturing back to 1943, when the Tsakalos and Paterakis families joined to open a family bakery that later became H&S Bakery. Over the years, the company has grown to include nine divisions and operate across seven states. Throughout much of its history, Northeast Foods has also been a key supplier to the McDonald’s fast food chain, and today is the largest supplier of buns in the United States.

In addition to its success in the Baking Industry, “the Northeast Foods family of bakeries takes seriously its responsibility to protect [the] environment.” The company states that “to achieve meaningful success, a business leader must be an environmental leader as well,” and Northeast Foods proves its commitment to sustainability through its dedication to maintaining a Zero Waste to Landfill environment at all of its bakeries.

Zero Waste in Action

Since April of 2015, we at Northstar Recycling have had the pleasure to partner with Northeast Foods to facilitate their Zero Waste to Landfill goals. Utilizing training sessions, signage, and strategically placed recycling containers, Northstar has helped Northeast Foods divert more than 690 tons of recoverable goods within the first 18 months of our partnership alone. The majority of products currently recovered from Northeast Foods’ facilities include the following:

  • Bread Bags
  • Bread Pans
  • Cardboard
  • Drums
  • Ingredient Bags
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Scrap Metal
  • Stretch Film

We are excited to continue our efforts to develop and maintain a robust, sustainable, and ethical Zero Waste to Landfill program for Northeast Foods, and are excited to share their recycling success. It is great to see companies like this make a commitment to sending zero percent of their manufacturing waste to landfills, and our team at Northstar is honored to help make programs like this a success.

To learn more about how Northstar manages waste and recycling programs for Manufacturing and Distribution Companies like Northeast Foods, contact us today.

 

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