Hormel’s Century Foods Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 23, 2014

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Hormel’s Century Foods Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

Hormel Foods Corp.’s Century Foods International has achieved a zero waste to landfill status at its four locations.

Century Foods, Sparta, Wis., which handles food manufacturing and packaging, reached a recycling rate of 93 percent at its plants.  Austin, Minn.-based parent Hormel Foods selected Century as its 2013 Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best champion, according to a news release.

Employees combined a number of efforts to achieve the results, such as employee awareness, partnerships with buyers, vendors and local groups, and new in-plant processes.

Hormel said in 2013 entries to the competition throughout the company resulted in a reduction of more than 1,000 tons of solid waste.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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