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3 Companies Leading the Way in Organic Waste Sortation


Waste is valuable.

It can power homes, fuel cars and even help those in need. Instead of throwing away excess food and organic byproducts into landfills – where the decaying process just sends harmful gasses into our soil and atmosphere – these three companies are adopting organic waste solutions to help the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

Proctor & Gamble: P&G sees worth in waste, achieving zero manufacturing waste to landfill at more than 70 of its sites worldwide thanks to recycling, repurposing and conversion of waste to renewable energy. Wind, solar, geothermal and biomass are all a part of their sustainability program, which is working toward a goal of 30% renewable energy for powering its plants by the year 2020.

H.J. Heinz Company: Working with its farmers and producers on sustainability practices is high on the ketchup and condiment co.’s list of priorities. They continue to evaluate and implement renewable energy resources like solar and wind power as well as organic waste. In Brazil, Heinz reduced its greenhouse gas emissions per unit by 60 percent after installing a biomass boiler.

General Mills: The multinational consumer foods manufacturer donates surplus ingredients and over-runs of its products – including cereal, yogurt, soup and vegetables. In the United States, a partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance diverts the excess food and organics away from landfills and helps feed the hungry.

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Cari Oberfield