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Three Hershey plants achieve zero waste to landfill

February 10th, 2012

The Hershey Company has announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania US have achieved ‘zero-waste-to-landfill’ (ZWL) status as a result of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance sustainability through recycling and waste management.

“We are proud of our role as stewards of the environment and of our progress in eliminating waste from our operations,” said Terence O’Day, senior vice president of Global Operations at The Hershey Company. “We 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.”

The Hershey Company continues to improve its recycling and energy efficiency programmes at all of its US plants. The company has added biogas capturing equipment at four of its US facilities. The equipment captures biogas produced through onsite wastewater treatment and converts it to energy, decreasing the company’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Source: Confectionery Production

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