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Kraft Foods achieves zero waste at 36 plants

FBR Staff Writer Published 03 February 2012

American food company Kraft Foods has announced that its 36 facilities have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status, including 24 plants in Europe and 12 facilities in North America.

In addition, many plants have reduced manufacturing waste significantly through partnerships to put waste to work, the company said.

In 2007, Kraft Foods introduced a program with the global recycling company Sonoco Recycling, using its Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) service offering to substantially lower waste in plants. The program is aimed at sending zero waste to landfills.

Global Sustainability vice president Christine McGrath said that Kraft Foods has 36 facilities in 13 countries that send zero waste to landfills, and the company has reduced its manufacturing waste by 50% since 2005.

"Our strategy is simple: generate less waste and find new uses for the waste we do produce," McGrath added.

Kraft Foods markets biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, grocery products and convenient meals in approximately 170 countries. Its popular brands include - Cadbury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Tang and Trident.