The Hershey Company has revealed that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved 'Zero-Waste-to-Landfill' (ZWL) status.
“We are proud of our role as stewards of the environment and of our progress in eliminating waste from our operations,” said Terence O’Day, senior vice president of global operations at The Hershey Company, said: “We achieved ZWL at these facilities through a rigorous process of eliminating waste, recycling and converting waste to energy. Our employees understand the importance of sustainability across our company and are working together to reach our reduction goals.”
ZWL means that routine manufacturing waste has been eliminated from landfill disposal. The company’s Hazleton plant achieved ZWL status this month. The West Hershey plant became a ZWL facility in October 2011. The $200m to $225m expansion of the West Hershey facility, announced in June 2010, is a ZWL construction project and the new addition will be ZWL upon completion later this year.
In 2010, the Reese plant achieved ZWL status. These plants recycle approximately 90% of the waste generated from operations and the remainder is converted to energy at nearby waste-to-energy incinerators.
Source: The Hershey Company
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