Working with customers of all sizes, B Corporation Rubicon Global is advancing its mission to end waste worldwide through delivering comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs for its partners.

Wegmans Food Markets – a grocery chain with 98 stores across the eastern US – is working with Rubicon to expand on a successful pilot program in pursuit of its commitment to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030.

Rubicon supports Wegmans’ commitment in various ways, one being bi-monthly visits to the stores rolling out Wegmans Zero Waste program.

Rubicon analyzes each store’s waste streams and later reviews its findings with store leadership.

The journey began with a waste audit in March: A team from Rubicon and student volunteers investigated the disposal habits of the School’s students and staff.

The waste materials at Weber are currently dual-separated between MSW and SSR. The Rubicon team divided the waste material into five different categories: landfill, SSR, compost, plastic film and that to be sent to TerraCycle – a recycling company specializing in hard-to-recycle materials.

To recognize commendable efforts on the waste and sustainability front nationwide, Rubicon is currently running its annual Best Small Business in America contest to reward local businesses that strive to make a difference in their communities.