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Bob Evans Farms

Goal

Waste minimization, recycling and reuse is of the utmost importance to Post Holdings, Inc. and Bob Evens Farms. The company is committed to assessing its waste to landfill across the enterprise, and it is working to eliminate waste and optimize reuse and recycling. 

 

 

Solution

Bob Evans Farms partnered with Green Field Solutions and the Post Holdings’ Procurement team to manage all mixed recyclables and solid waste streams at its Lima, Ohio site. Excess food resources are upcycled and sustainably put back into the food chain as high-energy animal feed ingredients. Not only does this effort significantly reduce harmful effects on the environment, but it also helps Bob Evans Farms recover some costs for products that would have otherwise gone to waste.

 

Results

In fiscal year 2023, this partnership achieved the following benefits:

  • 533,905 pounds of mixed recyclables diverted from landfill
  • 12,450,654 pounds of consumables diverted from landfill and repurposed for animal feed
  • 2,232 metric tons of carbon dioxide and 175 metric tons of methane gas avoided

Bob Evans Farms is currently looking to replicate the success of this partnership at its other operational sites.

 

“Bob Evans Farms is excited by the work that has taken place with Green Field Solutions at our facility in Lima, Ohio. In partnership with Krista Wylie from the Post Holdings’ Procurement team, we look forward to expanding efforts across our remaining locations in 2024 and leveraging our continuous improvement journey to support a key tenet in our waste reduction strategy.”Chae Kim, Vice President – Manufacturing Operations at Bob Evans Farms.