Five of Nestle Purina’s North American factories have reached zero waste-to-landfill status, the company announced Thursday.
As part of Nestle Purina’s global pledge that its facilities will be landfill-free by 2020, the company is working toward ensuring that discarded materials at its factories are directed to entities that recover the ecological or economic value of the waste.
The five North American factories produce dog food, cat food, and litter.
"The spirited determination shown by all of our factories toward achieving this goal is astounding,” said Gopi Sandhu, a director of environmental engineering at Nestle Purina in a press release. “Five have crossed the line, and others are well on their way. The efforts led by Purina's Operations Performance Team over the past five years continue to provide a solid foundation for every factory."
Since the company’s “war on waste” began in 2010, its waste to landfills from its North American factories has been reduced by 21%, according to Nestle Purina.
Efforts to reduce waste to landfills are measured in three areas: employee engagement; improving processes to minimize generation of waste at the source; and partnerships with vendors for composting, recycling, energy recovery, and other uses.
To learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts, visit www.purina.com/sustainability