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Hormel Foods Cut Landfill Waste by 1,700 Tons (with video)

Hormel Foods Corp. reduced the solid waste it sent to landfills by 1,700 tons in 2012, reaching 51 percent of its goal by 2020.

The Austin, Minn.-based food retailer also said in a news release it has reduced product packaging by 4.05 million pounds. In addition, the company cut greenhouse gas emissions by 11,000 metric tons and energy use by 92,000 Btus, both 14 percent of its goals.

Hormel’s second set of environmental goals use 2011 as a benchmark.

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