The world famous consumer products manufacturer, Procter & Gamble, plans to become a waste less corporation. Around 56 percent facilities of this firm have already achieved a zero-waste production. These plants are spread across 19 nations, the firm recently declared that by year 2020 it will turn all its plants into zero waste production sites. It will achieve this target by reusing a 650, 000 metric tons of waste. It is a remarkable news considering the fact that manufacturing industry is one of the biggest contributors of garbage on this planet.
As more and more landfills are piling up with waste, environmental movements are getting more and more concerned about it and pressures are growing on them to get rid of these garbage piles. The president of P&G’s global fabric care and executive sponsor for sustainability, Shailesh Jejurikar, says, “We are accelerating progress toward our long term vision and pushing ourselves to do more – with less waste. Since 2010, we’ve been working toward a vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. This announcement marks another step on that journey.” Recycling of waste is one of the first steps towards the success of P&G. This also means that products generated by the company will be recyclable in near future.
Company’s president for global product supply, Yannis Skoufalos, adds, “Our employees are using the same innovation skills and zero loss mentality they put into manufacturing our products to drive out waste. For example, surfactants from Head and Shoulders waste in China are repurposed into carwash, while scrap from our Tampax plant in Canada is used to make emergency spill containment products. These innovative external partnerships enable our sites to see scrap not as waste, but as potential worth for someone else.”
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