We continue to reduce our solid waste stream by improving efficiencies in our production operations.
This includes identifying sources of waste and decreasing waste from our processes.
We currently reuse or recycle the majority of all our waste.
We also reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by finding ways to recycle it or use it for other purposes.
This continued focus on waste has moved disposal from a cost to a revenue generator, earning a record US$9.7 million net revenue in 2013 for our North American operations.
Waste reduction worldwide
Worldwide, we now have six plants that meet our zero-waste-to-landfill criteria by recycling a minimum of 90 percent of all waste (the remainder is incinerated with energy recovery):
- Los Angeles, California, and Chanhassen, Minnesota, in the U.S.
- Midland, Ontario, in Canada
- Berwick in the U.K.
- Landes and Seretram in France