Scotts Aims for 50% Reduction in Landfill Waste Weight by 2018

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 10, 2012

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Scotts Aims for 50% Reduction in Landfill Waste Weight by 2018

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. plans to reduce its waste by weight sent to landfills by 50 percent and include 30-percent recycled and renewable content in packaging by 2018, according to its latest sustainability report.

The Marysville, Ohio-based lawn and garden product retailer said in a news release that it has achieved zero waste to landfill status at four of its worldwide facilities. Also, approximately 5 billion pounds of beneficially reused material, such as rice hulls, paper mill waste, agave compost, yard waste and coconut coir, were used in ScottsMiracle-Gro products in 2011.


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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