ORMI Signs Agreement with Loblaws Inc.

    TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Organic Resource Management Inc. (TSX: ORI)
("ORMI" or "the Company"), today announced the signing of an agreement with
Loblaws Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited ("Loblaw"),
that will see food residuals from certain Loblaw stores converted into Biogas
renewable energy through ORMI's From Leftovers to Lights(R) program. The From
Leftovers to Lights(R) campaign is a promotional program that allows ORMI's
customers to gain recognition for their organic residual diversion and
green-energy contributions.
    "At Loblaw, we are committed to finding new and innovative ways to divert
waste from landfills," said Mark Schembri, Vice President, Store Maintenance,
Loblaw Companies Limited. "We are looking forward to continuing to work with
ORMI as we improve our environmental footprint."
    "Loblaw was a pioneer in processing organic residuals and first partnered
with ORMI over ten years ago by developing and installing ORRS grinding mills
at many of its Ontario stores," said Charles Buehler, CEO of ORMI. "They are
continuing this pioneering approach by converting their food and grease
interceptor residuals into renewable biogas energy through ORMI's From
Leftovers to Lights(R) campaign. We are very pleased to be strengthening our
relationship with Loblaw through this exclusive contract."
    Under the agreement Loblaw will have exclusive rights to divert its food
residuals to ORMI's Anaerobic Digesters ("ADs") as long as Loblaw can fill
ORMI's AD capacity. ORMI will have the exclusive right to provide all grease
interceptor pump-out services to all Loblaw stores in Ontario, and British
    ORMI's From Leftovers to Lights(R) program utilizes ORMI's patented
Organic Resource Recovery System ("ORRS") to liquefy food residuals into a
slurry. The organic slurry is then collected by the Company's vacuum trucks
along with the grease interceptor residuals to be processed into AD feedstock
at the Company's transfer stations and delivered to ADs under the Company's
exclusive long-term AD Feedstock Supply Agreements.

    About Loblaw Companies Limited

    Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is
Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general
merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest
private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and
franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employee
over 139,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store
formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and
successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household
demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and
value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private)
label program, including the unique President's Choice(R), no name(R) and Joe
Fresh Style(R) brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers
President's Choice financial services and offers the PC points loyalty

    About Organic Resource Management Inc.

    Organic Resource Management is Canada's largest provider of vacuum truck
services for the collection, processing and disposal of food-related organic
residuals. ORMI services in excess of 6,000 commercial, industrial and
institutional customers in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Further
information about ORMI may be obtained at the Company's web site at

    Note: Certain information contained in this press release may be
forward-looking and therefore subject to unknown risks or uncertainties. The
actual results, performance or achievements of Organic Resource Management
Inc. may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of
the Company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Organic Resource Management Inc., Charles
Buehler, Chairman and CEO, Tel: (416) 580-8574, Email: cbuehler@ormi.com,
Website: www.ormi.com; Loblaw Companies Limited, Karen Gumbs, Sr. Manager,
Corporate Affairs, Tel: (905) 459-2500 ext. 6041, karen.gumbs@loblaw.ca

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