International manufacturing firm, Procter & Gamble, announced that it has recently attain zer waste status at forty five of its production facilities worldwide.
The company, which makes household products and personal care items reduced its overall waste generation by sixty eight percent within the last five years. For the forty five manufacturing facilities receiving the zero waste designation, the goal was attained by recycling, reuse, and converting waste material into renewable energy. Less than one percent of all waste generated was sent to landfills.
Procter & Gamble’s long-term environmental strategic plan include attaining the zero waste designation at all of their facilities and using one hundred percent recycled or renewable materials in all the products the make. Reaching the zero waste status for the first forty five facilities helps to plan the transition for the remainder as well as provide a plan of what can be done more efficiently and effectively in the future. The overall goal is to conserve resources and save money while reducing the company’s demands of the environment.
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