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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 07/26/2017

SOLAR PRODUCTION238.8MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
33,152 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 185.1 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
25,693 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $25,554 DOLLARS SAVED
$3,547,312 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 401,224 MILES NOT DRIVEN
55,696,121 YTD

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12/9/2013

Food for Thought - Composting at Macy’s

POSTED UNDER By Our Associates

The year was 2009; the city – San Francisco. The first law in the nation mandating that all businesses and residents separate recycling and composting material from regular trash went into effect. Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores in San Francisco have composted every year since. The San Francisco stores are pioneers in composting for the company in America’s Greenest City. (Note: The city of San Francisco is currently 80 percent sustainable; its goal is to be America’s first city with zero waste.)

In April, 2012, in conjunction with the first Earth Week, the downtown Cincinnati Central Offices tested composting in the associate dining room kitchen. It was so successful that the effort expanded into the dining room and recycling bins were constructed for associates to dispose of their uneaten lunches, assorted papers and packaging, bottles and cans by using “Recycling,” “Landfill” and “Composting” bins. Go Green ERG volunteers were posted by the recycling bins to educate associates on disposal for the first week of operation. The composting effort then expanded into the building’s lunch room and the effort continues to be very successful. Since 2013, 5.3 tons of composting has been collected and delivered to a local compost processing center to become rich soil.

In January 2013, the Cincinnati Central Offices Kemper Road facility began its composting efforts in the cafeteria. The results have been astounding. Since then, 4.2 tons of compost was collected. Composting takes recycling to the next level, and is another great sustainability initiative that Macy’s has pursued. Much like composted food, no effort is wasted when it comes to being more sustainable.