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P&G aims to eliminate all manufacturing waste to landfills

Procter & Gamble announced it is looking to eliminate all manufacturing waste from its 100 productions sites by 2020.

The Cincinnati-headquartered company said about 56 percent of its global production sites have already eliminated manufacturing waste. P&G will continue to do this by ensuring all incoming materials are converted into the finished products, recycled internally or externally, or are reused in alternative ways through partnerships.

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At P&G’s location in Lima, liquid waste from products like Tide and Gain are being converted to alternative fuel sources for powering vehicles. P&G said it is not only reusing and recycling for its own needs, but investing in local communities by helping convert its waste into raw materials and feedstock for other companies.

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“Our employees are using the same innovation skills and zero loss mentality they put into manufacturing our products to drive out waste,” said Yannis Skoufalos, P&G president of Global Product Supply. “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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Headquartered in Cincinnati, P&G is the world’s largest consumer products company. The company operates a logistics center in Union where more than 1,200 people work.

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