Three Hershey Plants Achieve “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” Status

Last week, the Hershey Company announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” status as a result of Hershey’s efforts to enhance sustainability. Two of these facilities were located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the third in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Zero Waste to Landfill means that routine manufacturing waste has been eliminated from landfill disposal. In Hershey’s case, these plants recycle approximately 90 percent of the waste generated from operations. The remainder is converted into energy.

The Hershey Company is continuing to improve its recycling and energy efficiency programs, especially at its US plants. They have added biogas-capturing equipment to four of their facilities. The biogas captured is converted into energy, which decreases the company’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Way to go Hershey!

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