Procter & Gamble has announced additional investments in recycling and beneficial reuse that will see the FMCG behemoth send zero manufacturing waste to landfill from all of its production sites by 2020.
Some 56 percent of P&G’s 100 production sites have achieved zero waste status thus far, and plans are in place to eliminate the 650,000 metric tons of waste produced by the manufacturer of Gillette and Pampers’ remaining facilities over the next four years.
“We are accelerating progress toward our long-term vision and pushing ourselves to do more – with less waste,” said Shailesh Jejurikar, Executive Sponsor for Sustainability and President of Global Fabric Care. “Since 2010, we’ve been working toward a vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. This announcement marks another step on that journey.”
“Our employees are using the same innovation skills and zero loss mentality they put into manufacturing our products to drive out waste,” said Yannis Skoufalos, P&G President of Global Product Supply. “For example, surfactants from Head and Shoulders waste in China are repurposed into carwash, while scrap from our Tampax plant in Canada is used to make emergency spill containment products. These innovative external partnerships enable our sites to see scrap not as waste, but as potential worth for someone else.”