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Hershey Company Continues Its Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Initiative

The Hershey Company says two more of its plants have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWL) status. With the addition of the Y&S Plant in Lancaster, Pa., and the Robinson Plant in Robinson, Ill., The Hershey Company now has six U.S. plants that no longer dispose routine waste into landfills. Moreover, it has exceeded its goal to convert five plants to ZWL by 2015 well ahead of schedule.

Hershey Company Continues Its Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Initiative

"This achievement reflects Hershey's unwavering commitment to reduce our environmental impact while continuing to manufacture the highest quality confections," said Terence O'Day, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, The Hershey Company. "Converting plants to ZWL is challenging, but our plant employees have shown how deeply dedicated they are to environmental stewardship."

To achieve ZWL status, Hershey's manufacturing facilities have both reduced their overall waste streams and increased recycling rates to approximately 90 percent. All remaining waste is sent to nearby waste-to-energy incinerators, eliminating the need for landfill disposal.

Source: The Hershey Company

"This achievement reflects Hershey's unwavering commitment to reduce our environmental impact while continuing to manufacture the highest quality confections," said Terence O'Day, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer, The Hershey Company. "Converting plants to ZWL is challenging, but our plant employees have shown how deeply dedicated they are to environmental stewardship."

To achieve ZWL status, Hershey's manufacturing facilities have both reduced their overall waste streams and increased recycling rates to approximately 90 percent. All remaining waste is sent to nearby waste-to-energy incinerators, eliminating the need for landfill disposal.

Source: The Hershey Company

Hershey Company Continues Its Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Initiative