Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 14, 2013

1 Min Read
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.

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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