Global consumer products company Procter & Gamble Co. wants to stop sending all manufacturing waste, including plastics, to landfills by 2020.
The Cincinnati-based company is out with news that the firm is making additional investments in recycling and beneficial reuse at its global production sites representing more than 100 locations. The company said 56 percent of its locations already do not send any manufacturing waste to landfills at this point.
The company, as an example, said it is transforming non-recyclable plastic laminate materials from plants in Mandideep and Baddi, India, into low-cost building panels. The material is shredded and pressed to make the panels, the company said.
“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 at P&G, in a statement.
The landfill avoidance goal will be reached by converting incoming materials into finished products, recycled internally or externally, or “reused in alternative ways through partnerships,” the company said.
P&G has been working toward a goal of sending zero manufacturing waste to landfills since 2010, the company said.
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