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Ford Sends Zero Waste to Landfill at NA Headquarter Facilities

Ford Sends Zero Waste to Landfill at NA Headquarter Facilities

Ford’s North American headquarter facilities now send zero waste to landfill. The automarker says the facilities — located in Dearborn, Michigan, Oakville, Ontario, and Santa Fe, Mexico — divert more than 240,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually. Ford has set a goal to trim global waste to landfill by … Read more »

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Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

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Nestlé Pledges Zero Waste to Landfill, Expands Recycled Content

Nestlé has committed to achieve zero waste to landfill status in all US factories by 2020 and pledged to expand its use of recycled content to by the end of 2016. Both waste management commitments coincide with the release of Nestlé’s second corporate sustainability report, published this week. Nestlé’s Creating … Read more »

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Zero Waste Designation — Again — for Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall environmental sustainability results at … Read more »

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Ford’s Research & Engineering Center is now landfill free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016. The campus now diverts 230,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually. The R&E Center sits on 720 acres in Dearborn, Michigan … Read more »

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Fast Food Waste Could Power Restaurants’ Fleets

One metric ton of waste from fast food outlets, called quick service restaurant (QSR) waste, could generate 635kWhr of renewable electricity, according to research by AeroThermal Group. Using the same system, one tonne of pure kitchen waste generated 847 kWhr. AeroThermal researched how fast food restaurant waste can be processed … Read more »

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Ford Landfill-Free at Mexico Manufacturing Plants

Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant has attained zero waste-to-landfill status, which means the company is now landfill-free in all of its Mexico manufacturing facilities. As a result, Ford Mexico’s manufacturing plants are diverting 1.5 million pounds of landfill waste this year and each year going forward, based on 2014 … Read more »

More than 50 Eaton Sites Achieved Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

Power management company Eaton says its two facilities located at the Tczew campus have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill. Eaton defines “zero waste-to-landfill” as consistently achieving a landfill waste diversion rate of 98 percent through either reuse, composting, recycling or incineration — but only if the heat generated by incineration is collected and … Read more »

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AB InBev Reduces Water Use 3.6%, Beats Target

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released its 2014 Global Citizenship Report, noting that it has achieved its goal of reducing 2014 global water usage to 3.2 hectoliters (84.5 gallons) of water per hectoliter (26.4 gallons) of production three years early, representing a year-over-year decrease of 3.6 percent. Water reduction efforts saved the … Read more »

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NYC Targets Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030

New York City has announced a plan to reduce its waste disposal by 90 percent by 2030 and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, both compared to 2005 levels. The environmental goals are part of mayor Bill de Blasio’s OneNYC plan to improve the city’s social, economic … Read more »

Unilever

Unilever NA Reaches Zero Waste to Landfill Across Distribution Centers

Unilever North America says it has achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill (ZLF) at all dedicated distribution centers in North America. Unilever reached its target of ZLF at all global factories in January. Reducing waste sent for disposal is a critical component of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Established in 2010, the … Read more »