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#5 case study February 16, 2023

720 tons of sanitizer donated

DOLLAR GENERAL & HAPPEN VENTURES: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO EXPIRED SANITIZER DISPOSAL

Introduction:

Dollar General, a leading discount retailer in the United States, faced a challenge with the disposal of expired sanitizer. With a commitment to sustainability and environmental social responsibility, the company sought an eco-friendly and responsible solution to this issue. Partnering with Happen Ventures and their innovative Beneficial Reuse Program, Dollar General successfully diverted 16,000 tons of expired sanitizer from landfills, reducing environmental impact and upholding regulatory standards for proper waste disposal.

The Challenge:

As one of the largest discount retailers in the United States, Dollar General has a responsibility to adhere to stringent regulatory standards for proper waste disposal. With over 16,000 tons of expired sanitizer in their inventory, they needed a partner who could not only help them manage this waste but also align with their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The Solution:

Happen Ventures, known for their Beneficial Reuse Program, provided the ideal solution to Dollar General’s expired sanitizer disposal challenge. With a focus on eco-friendly practices, Happen Ventures aimed to divert waste from landfills while minimizing environmental impact, supporting Dollar General’s dedication to sustainability.

The Process:

  • Waste Evaluation:

Happen Ventures began by analyzing the expired sanitizer inventory to design an effective and environmentally-friendly disposal strategy.

  • Compliance and Regulations:

Working closely with Dollar General, Happen Ventures ensured that the disposal process complied with all relevant regulatory standards.

  • Waste Transportation:

Utilizing a fleet of 800 trucks, Happen Ventures facilitated the safe and efficient transportation of expired sanitizer to designated disposal sites.

  • Environmentally-Responsible Disposal:

Happen Ventures employed innovative disposal methods to reduce the environmental impact of the expired sanitizer, successfully diverting 16,000 tons from landfills.

The Results:

Through the partnership with Happen Ventures’ Beneficial Reuse Program, Dollar General achieved the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • Complied with regulatory standards for proper waste disposal.
  • Safely and efficiently disposed of 16,000 tons of expired sanitizer.
  • Reduced environmental impact by diverting waste from landfills.

Testimonial:

“We are extremely pleased with our partnership with Happen Ventures. Their Beneficial Reuse Program has enabled us to address the challenge of disposing of expired sanitizer in a way that aligns with our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Their expertise, innovative solutions, and dedication to creating a positive impact on the environment and communities are truly commendable.” – Dollar General Representative

Conclusion:

The collaboration between Dollar General and Happen Ventures exemplifies the potential of innovative and environmentally responsible waste management solutions. By employing Happen Ventures’ Beneficial Reuse Program, Dollar General was able to safely and effectively dispose of expired sanitizer while upholding their commitment to sustainability and adhering to regulatory standards. This successful partnership underscores the long-lasting, positive impact that such solutions can have on businesses, the environment, and communities at large.

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