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Kraft Foods Reports Zero Waste at 12 North America Facilities

Allan Gerlat

February 6, 2012

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Kraft Foods Reports Zero Waste at 12 North America Facilities

Kraft Foods Inc. said 12 facilities in North America now send zero waste to landfills, as well as 24 plants in Europe.

The Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft said in a news release it has reduced its manufacturing waste by 50 percent since 2005.  In 2007, the company launched a program with Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco Recycling Inc., using its Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) service to reduce facility waste.

The company said employee efforts to find better uses for waste also are extending to turning manufacturing byproducts into energy.  

“Our strategy is simple: Generate less waste and find new uses for the waste we do produce,” said Christine McGrath, vice president, global sustainability.  "And our employees are doing just that."

Other plants have made waste reductions through partnerships, the company said.


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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