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Three Hershey facilities gain Zero-Waste-to-Landfill status

FBR Staff Writer Published 10 February 2012

The Hershey Company, a US-based chocolate manufacturer, has announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, US, have achieved 'Zero-Waste-to-Landfill' (ZWL) status.

Two of the facilities are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the third is in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. These plants recycle approximately 90% of the waste generated from operations and the remainder is converted to energy at nearby waste-to-energy incinerators.

According to the company, the ZWL status was achieved as a result of its ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management.

Hershey global operations senior vice president Terence O'Day said the company has achieved ZWL at these facilities through a rigorous process of eliminating waste, recycling and converting waste to energy.

"Our employees understand the importance of sustainability across our company and are working together to reach our reduction goals," O'Day added.

Zero Waste to Landfill indicates that routine manufacturing waste has been eliminated from landfill disposal.