Berry Global, a plastic packaging manufacturer, has received Valpak’s Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation for its manufacturing plant in Steinfeld, Germany.
The recognition validates the benefits of the company’s continuous operational improvements and efforts to enhance on-site recycling capabilities, Berry said in a statement.
Berry’s Steinfeld site is the company’s third European flexible films factory to receive this certification. The company’s first two production plants to receive the recognition were the Rhymney and Heanor facilities in the UK.
“We are delighted to receive the Zero Waste to Landfill recognition from Valpak and will continue our programme of continuous improvement to identify new ways to not only have no waste to landfill but also reduce the impact of waste on the environment in general,” said Nande Van Aken, Berry’s Steinfeld site director.
Berry’s focus is to reduce waste generated at the Steinfeld facility and implement various programs to reuse waste that is generated, preventing it from going to landfills.
The Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation falls in line with the company’s commitment to sustainability. Also, it falls in line with Berry’s ‘More Together” effort.
Berry’s sustainability plans include a companywide goal to reduce landfill waste by 5% annually. Last year, Berry exceeded this goal by reducing its landfill waste intensity by 8%.