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Expired Sanitizers Disposal
#5 case study February 15, 2023

Expired Sanitizers Disposal

A Sustainable Solution for Schnuck’s Sanitizer Surplus: A Beneficial Reuse Program Success Story


Faced with the challenge of disposing of 25 truckloads of expired sanitizer, Schnuck’s, a prominent supermarket chain, turned to Happen Ventures for assistance. Leveraging their expertise in repurposing hazardous waste, Happen Ventures’ Beneficial Reuse Program not only provided a sustainable solution for Schnuck’s but also delivered a valuable resource to communities in need.

The Challenge:

Schnuck’s was confronted with a seemingly insurmountable problem: how to dispose of a massive stockpile of expired sanitizer in an environmentally responsible manner. The supermarket chain required a reliable partner with the necessary expertise to find a sustainable solution for this hazardous waste disposal issue.

The Solution:

Happen Ventures’ Beneficial Reuse Program offered the perfect answer to Schnuck’s dilemma. With a strong background in repurposing hazardous waste and boosting ESG initiatives, Happen Ventures could transform expired sanitizer into valuable asset for the community.

The Process:

  • Waste Evaluation:

Happen Ventures assessed the expired sanitizer, discovering that its active ingredient, alcohol, was still effective even past the expiration date.

  • Compliance Assurance:

Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, Happen Ventures developed a plan to repurpose the expired sanitizer safely and responsibly.

  • Community Outreach:

Happen Ventures identified communities in need that could benefit from the repurposed sanitizer.

  • Distribution Strategy:

Collaborating with local organizations, Happen Ventures coordinated the distribution of the repurposed sanitizer to targeted communities.

The Results:

Thanks to Happen Ventures’ Beneficial Reuse Program, Schnuck’s was able to:

  • Dispose of their expired sanitizer in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Avoid the financial and environmental costs associated with hazardous waste disposal.
  • Provide a valuable resource to communities in need, strengthening their corporate social responsibility.
  • Enhance their reputation as a sustainable and community-oriented organization.


A community representative expressed their gratitude: “We are incredibly thankful for the donation of this repurposed sanitizer. It has made a significant difference in our community, allowing us to maintain cleanliness and safety during these challenging times. Your efforts have truly made a positive impact.”


Schnuck’s partnership with Happen Ventures demonstrates the immense potential of sustainable waste management solutions. The Beneficial Reuse Program not only resolved Schnuck’s hazardous waste disposal issue but also delivered tangible benefits to communities in need. By embracing innovative and socially responsible practices, Schnuck’s reinforced its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, setting an example for businesses everywhere.

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