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Consumer Goods Firm Unilever Reaches Zero Waste in North America

Consumer products maker Unilever said all of its 26 plants in the United States and Canada have achieved zero waste to landfill status.

The Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based U.S. subsidiary of the London-based firm said in a news release all of its manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities have reached that status. Efforts employed include reuse programs for cookie liners as trash bags and waste centralization to increase office recycling.

“This achievement is an important milestone for Unilever as we continue to fulfill our vision of significantly reducing our environmental impact while doubling our business,” said Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America.

The global company has also achieved zero waste status in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Japan.

Unilever’s brands include Ben & Jerry’s, Country Crock, Degree, Dove, Good Humor, Hellman’s, Noxzema, Ragu and Wish-Bone.

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