25 Jul '11, 12pm

Kit Kat Factory Achieves Zero Waste Milestone

Kit Kat Factory Achieves Zero Waste Milestone

, the zero waste initiative results in cost savings of GDP 120,000 (almost US$200,000) due to the elimination of local landfill fees. Use of skip lifts (containers used to collect and sort trash) dropped sharply by 70 percent. Finally, Nestlé actually generated revenues from the 800,000 tons of recyclable materials including cardboard, plastic, metals, and pallets. At other UK factories that already met the zero waste goal, waste wood is crushed, chipped, and sold to a local firm that uses the material to manufacture kitchen counters. Food waste is processed into animal feed and sold within 50 miles of one the factory in the Scottish town of Girvan. Other waste that cannot be recycled is incinerated locally to generate electricity. Local waste management companies manage the factory’s waste diversion programs, and a spokesperson noted that the vendor’s employees have becom...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/nestle-kit-kat-zero-w...

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