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  UK Grocer Waitrose Achieves Zero Food Waste
UK grocer Waitrose said it has achieved its aim of sending zero food waste to landfill two months earlier than planned. The supermarket initially set the goal for the end of 2012, but all 280 of its UK branches will send food waste that is unfit for consumption for recycling beginning this week.
Ford, Toyota To Lead PEV Market Through 2020, Says Pike Research
Optimism about the market for PEVs has gradually been replaced with a better understanding of the practical challenges of launching new models and expanding PEV sales to mainstream consumers unfamiliar with the technology, according to Pike Research. Nonetheless, sales of PEVs in the United States are expected to climb steadily through 2020.

Marks & Spencer To Convert Food Waste into Electricity
Marks & Spencer (M&S) signed a power purchase agreement with the owners of an anaerobic digestion plant that will turn the company's food waste into electricity. The UK-based retailer will send its food waste to a facility in Cumbernauld, Glasgow for conversion into biogas for renewable energy generation and digestate for use as a nutrient-rich soil conditioner.
Levi's Introduces Denim Made from Recycled Bottles
Levi's introduced a new line of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. The new items will include a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content or, on average, eight 12- to 20-ounce bottles per jean, the company said. The line will be available for both men and women in Levi's spring 2013 collection.

GM Publishes 'Blueprint' for Zero Waste
GM this week posted a downloadable "blueprint" making the business case for the company's waste-elimination strategies. When GM started its landfill-free program in the United States, it invested about $10 for every ton of waste reduced. Over time, it has reduced program costs 92% and total waste by 62%, and finding new ways to operate more efficiently.

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