Green Initiatives at Maines Food & Party Warehouse

Maines Food & Party Warehouse understands how our actions can impact the environment. We are conscious of the responsibilities we have as a business and that we are accountable for taking action towards a greener future. We are committed to make a difference and increasing our initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle our resources. Maines Food & Party Warehouse is making green-minded decisions and continuing to seek out green programs, services and products that make it simple and cost effective for customers to go green.

Here are a few of the steps we’ve taken to reduce our Carbon Footprint:LEED Certified Silver

  • We sell locally grown produce from family farms in all of our retail stores. Learn more
  • Chemicals used in Maines Food & Party Warehouse stores are “green” cleaning products which are better for the environment.
  • We offer many environmentally conscious products such as natural meats and fish, recycled and biodegradable paper products and plastic-ware.
  • Maines Food & Party Warehouse stores offer wild-caught frozen seafood from fisheries that meet the standards of the Marine Stewardship Council.
  • Our newest locations are have motion-detecting switches, high-efficiency light bulbs and  LED lighting for better efficiency and lower energy use. An environmentally friendly glycol refrigeration system offering reduced energy consumption, and an anti-sweat heating system for commercial refrigeration doors reduces our energy requirements.
  • When customers bring their own eco-friendly reusable bags to the store they receive a 5¢ discount. This helps in our efforts to conserve the consumption of plastic shopping bags and makes a significant economic impact.
  • Our delivery trucks are routed in the most efficient way possible to decrease mileage – and therefore harmful greenhouse gasses.
  • We have expanded our use of electronic transactions and communications with customers and vendors to reduce paper waste.