Danone North America announced its plans to achieve zero waste to landfill across all North American company facilities by 2025.
The company says that this goal is already being met by 15% of its manufacturing facilities and now sets a new company standard for recycling and waste reduction through updated processes and increased education.
"The zero waste to landfill goal creates a bridge to our company's existing One Planet. One Health frame of action, which includes our commitment to reducing food loss and waste in our U.S. operations by 50% by 2030 and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050," says Sherri Livengood, director of environmental affairs at Danone North America.
Zero waste to landfill is achieved when at least 99% of waste generated throughout food and beverage production, including handling, storage, processing, packaging and distribution is reused, upcycled, recycled, composted or sent for energy recovery.
Danone North America says its manufacturing plants are making progress toward its goal of zero waste to landfill by working with third-party partners like Veolia ESS and with local organizations, including ShurGreen Farms, Langdon and Sons, Wasatch Resource Recovery, and EBI Montreal.