Hershey Achieves Zero Waste at 4 Facilities

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General Motors has nearly 80 landfill-free manufacturing facilities, Kraft has 36, and now the Hershey Company is building a portfolio of zero-waste-to-landfill sites.

As of this month, the company has four zero-waste facilities in Pennsylvania.

Three are chocolate plants: The site in Hazelton reached its zero-waste goal last week; the firm’s West Hershey factory became zero waste in 2011; and the Reese’s plant in Hershey achieved zero waste in 2010.

The Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction also attained zero waste status in 2010. The site is a visitors’ center, rather than a plant, but has several features whose waste is diverted from landfills. There’s a restaurant, a store, and an area where visitors can order up and help make customized candy bars.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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