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:

  • 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
  • Earl’s Organic is a Certified San Francisco Green Business
  • 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
  • Trucks- all of our trucks use biofuel
  • Warehouse- automated cooler doors helps keep temperatures stable and saves energy
  • 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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