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GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

GM Steps Up Zero Waste Progress

General Motors has stepped up its efforts to become a zero waste manufacturer by turning byproducts such as polystyrene foam packaging into footwear. To create recycled shoe soles, GM’s Toluca, Mexico, facilities take byproducts to a warehouse, where it is baled and sent to be crushed and turned into pellets. Those pellets … Read more »

Milk Bone

Zero-Waste Program Cuts CO2 Emissions by 18,000 Tons

Big Heart Pet Brands’ Milk-Bone bakery in Buffalo, New York, has sent zero waste to landfill for five years, reducing its CO2 emissions by more than 18,000 tons. Since 2008, Milk-Bone has recycled more than 21 million pounds of materials via its zero landfill initiative. This has saved more than … Read more »

Lean and Green Can Be Profitable

As manufacturers around the world adopt lean manufacturing and cut down on raw material consumption, energy usage, environmental waste and pollution, they are learning that eco-friendly practices can be profitable, according to Ensia. John Quarmley has learned this. Quarmley started Highwood USA in Pennsylvania as a company with sustainable manufacturing practices … Read more »

EMS Helps Company Achieve Zero Landfill

Crown Equipment’s environmental management system (EMS) has helped the material handling equipment manufacturer improve its environmental performance and achieve zero landfill at three of its facilities, the Sustainable Manufacturer Network reports. The EMS also helped the company achieve recognition by the Ohio EPA, which gave Crown a first-ever gold-level award … Read more »

Hershey plant

Hershey Converts Two More Plants to Zero Waste to Landfill

Hershey say two more of its plants have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWL) status, bringing the company’s count to six US plants — eight total facilities — that no longer dispose routine waste into landfills. With the addition of the Y&S Plant in Lancaster, Pa., and the Robinson Plant in Robinson, Ill., … Read more »

Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands Facility Achieves Zero Landfill Certification

The Acuity Brands’ Carlisle, Penn. manufacturing and distribution center has achieved zero landfill status, as certified by Link International, the lighting and controls company says. This is the second Acuity Brands manufacturing and distribution site to operate as a zero landfill plant. The first is in Los Angeles. The company … Read more »