Achieving gold certification is no easy feat; getting gold across several facilities, however, is a milestone worth celebrating. I’m sure the Tyson Foods team is already jumping for joy as six of its plants achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Gold level validation.
“We’re proud of our team members and the work they are doing to reduce waste to landfills,” said Katherine Pickus, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Impact. “These validations reflect Tyson Foods’ dedication to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and operate.”
Tyson Foods’ facilities were recognized for reducing the production of all by-products like animal fats, hides, and inedible proteins and reusing or recycling the remaining by-products to support conservation and efficiency. By achieving this zero-waste vision, facilities will reduce or eliminate their dependence on landfills to help save costs.
According to the release, Tyson’s efforts were validated by UL to UL 2799 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for ZWTL. The plants that have earned Gold status, meaning that 95–99 percent of their waste has been diverted from landfills, include:
To achieve ZWTL goals, each location identifies methods for handling waste in innovative ways to avoid disposal at landfills. The ZWTL approach provides criteria for how to dispose of materials such as packaging, compost, liquids and food. Tyson Foods designed an integrated waste management system to ensure resources are reused to the extent possible. An additional indirect benefit of pursuing zero waste can be reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the reduction of energy use needed to create new materials.
Learn more about this achievement here.
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