MIGROS GROUP, AIMING AT ZERO WASTE IN THE STORES, CONVERTS WASTES INTO ENERGY RESOURCE
04 June 2012
Migros Ticaret A.S., which has demonstrated its environment-friendly approach with the innovative practices developed by it, continues with important applications to create environment consciousness and awareness. Migros Ticaret A.S. has again broken the grounds in the retail sale business in Turkey in cooperation with Bios and converts the organic wastes and the products that have lost their capability for sale into biogas and consequently to electricity and thermal energy. Migros Ticaret A.S. converts any kind of wastes derived during the operations in the stores to various energy and raw material resources with sustainable environment policy with the aim of zero waste.
Migros Group, which has broken the grounds for many years with its environment-friendly approach and recognized the principle of environmental sensitivity on the basis of the projects shared with the society, continues to allocate time and resources for the projects realized for the sake of legacy of a more healthier environment that the next generations may live.
Generation equivalent to the energy that can cook the meals of exactly 600 thousand families with 4 members for 1 day...
Migros Ticaret A.S., which has set out with the target of zero waste and developed Integrated Waste Management Plan in the stores, has identified and implemented the most ideal disposal method. It has chosen biogas and compost generation that can be converted into electricity and thermal energy an ideal method and sustainable energy resource.
Migros Ticaret A.S. generates 600.000 m3 biogas and 1.117.200 kW electricity energy with 6000 tons of organic wastes derived annually in 74 stores in Istanbul region. This energy that is equal to the energy that can cook the meals of 600 thousand families with 4 members for 1 day can also power a bulb of 100 Watt for 3.6 million hours.
Migros Ticaret A.S. acts as an intermediary for also creating raw material with this system that allows 3000 tons of a kind of soil improvement material titled compost that will be derived from the remaining part of 3000 tons of waste following the biogas generation and that will be used as a fertilizer.
Target: Contributing every waste to the economy through recovery methods...
The target of this project is to convert any kind of wastes derived during the operations in the stores and convert them into various energy resources with sustainable environmental policy and contribute to the economy, but not sending them to the “waste storage areas” with the “Target of Zero Waste”.