Food and beverage company Nestlé USA has said that 23 of its factories in North America are now classed as “zero waste” and do not send any waste to landfill.
This falls in line with the company’s global goal of having 10% of its global factories as zero waste by 2015.
In 2014, 15% of all of Nestlé’s factories worldwide (72 in total) achieved zero waste for landfill disposal, the company said.
Towards the end of last year, WMW reported how a sweet factory operated by Nestlé in the UK completed its first year of operation, generating 200 kW using anaerobic digestion for use on site (read WMW story).
For its sites in the US, which employ ISO 14001 certified environmental management systems, the company puts the milestone down to efforts on composting, recycling and energy production.
In a statement, Nestlé USA said it is “continually looking for new ways to reuse, recycle and recover energy when disposing of manufacturing by-products”.