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Earl’s Organic Commitment to Sustainability

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At Earl’s Organic Produce, we extend our commitment to sustainability beyond our organic products by practicing the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle – in all aspects of our business operations. Below are several examples of ways we have lessened our ecological footprint:

  • Earl’s Organic is a Certified San Francisco Green Business
  • Waste Management – we compost and recycle in both the office and warehouse to significantly decrease landfill-bound refuse. Our diversion rate is 96%!
  • Prevent Food Waste- Donate over 250,000 lbs of produce yearly to organizations around the Bay Area including the San Francisco Food Bank and the San Francisco Produce Market Food Recovery program.
  • Pallet Reuse – we return pallets for reuse to decrease the amount of hardwood lumber harvested for pallet production.
  • Energy Efficiency – Earl’s Organic Produce is proud to be an inaugural member of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SPUC) Clean Power SF “Super Green” Program. Electing into the “Super Green” option means that our 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse is now powered by 100% certified renewable energy. With the Clean Power SF Program, Earl’s Organic Produce can now focus on reaching our goals of becoming a zero waste and carbon neutral facility. Watch the Super Green video here http://bit.ly/earlscleanpowervideo
  • Trucks- all of our trucks use biofuel
  • WAREHOUSE
    • Automated high speed cooler doors saves money by opening and closing faster than traditional doors helping to keep temperatures stable. Less moving parts, lighter materials and self re-tracking doors make for a virtually maintenance free door system.
    • Energy saving high frequency smart chargers for all forklifts and pallet jacks. The technology charges the battery at the highest rate of power for the shortest time saving hours of charging time.
    • LED lighting with motion sensors through-out the warehouse.
  • Office Operations- we use 30% post-consumer content, chlorine free paper for all office printing and purchase planet-friendly office products whenever available
  • Green Cleaning – we use biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products throughout our office and warehouse
  • Organic Fabrics – all company garments are made from organic cotton and bamboo cotton
  • Education – we are a source of information to our growers, customers, and the community regarding organic produce and sustainable agriculture
  • Participation – we are proud members of the San Francisco Produce Market Green Team
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