02 Feb '12, 8pm

Kraft Achieves Zero Waste at 36 Food Plants Around the World

Kraft Achieves Zero Waste at 36 Food Plants Around the World

, the maker of food products ranging from Dentyne to mac-and-cheese mix, sends no waste to landfill at 36 manufacturing plants in 13 countries, the company said today. Waste is one of the six areas that Kraft has identified as sweet spots for improving the firm's environmental responsibility and sustainability . (The others are agricultural commodities, packaging, energy, water and operations related to transportation and distribution.) And manufacturing accounts for more than 99 percent of the solid waste Kraft generates. "We're waging war on waste, one plant at a time," said Christine McGrath, Kraft vice president for global sustainability, in a statement. Last year, the company set a goal of reducing net waste from manufacturing by 15 percent by 2015. That target builds on Kraft's earlier goal to cut waste by 15 percent between 2005 and 2011, which the firm handily exce...

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