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  1. Oct 14 2015

    New recycling center to open by year’s end

    Thirty-foot-deep concrete pits that once held mixed garbage to be fed into New Hanover County’s former waste-to-energy incinerator have been filled with dirt. Soon a new concrete floor will be poured. The shell of a building, one wall of which is held up by nothing more than gravity, will soon house sorting equipment and people whose job will be to pick through what people throw away.

  2. Oct 11 2015

    Planters Peanut In Fort Smith Commended For Sustainability

    Sustainability and energy efficiency are nearly interchangeable in the realm of manufacturing. Despite the up-front costs to become more efficient, businesses that reduce energy consumption and find uses for waste products often see a return on their investment while conserving resources, according to Drake McGruder, operations risk and commercialization manager at the Kraft-Heinz Planters Peanuts facility in Fort Smith.

  3. Sep 03 2015

    Sonoco Achieves 5-Year Sustainability Targets

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today released its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2014-2015 and reported that it achieved its five-year global sustainability targets, including significant reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), water usage and development of landfill-free operations.

  4. Jul 09 2015

    Sonoco Recognizes Facilities for Zero Waste to Landfill

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has granted its gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to three plants across the United States for their successful efforts to achieve landfill-free status.

  5. Jun 11 2015

    Unilever and peers mobilise a movement for change on waste

    Every year, an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste is collected worldwide. This is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025, with almost all of the increase from developing countries. So the need for action is clear. In January 2015, Unilever reached a significant milestone of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across all global factories. Believed to be a first at this scale, more than 240 industrial sites in 67 countries making products for brands such as Magnum,

  6. May 12 2015

    Procter & Gamble Facility Recognized by Sonoco for Landfill Free Status

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named a Procter & Gamble (P&G) fabric care plant in Lima, Ohio, a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant’s successful efforts to achieve landfill free status.

  7. Apr 22 2015

    Sonoco's Tulsa, Okla. Facility Achieves Landfill Free Status

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named its Tulsa, Okla. Tubes and Cores plant a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status.

  8. Apr 01 2015

    Sonoco's Menasha, Wis. Paper Plant Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has recognized U.S. Paper Mills Corp.'s facility in Menasha, Wis., with a Bronze Sustainability Star Award for the plant's successful efforts to achieve a 26 percent waste reduction.

  9. Jan 12 2015

    Sonoco's Union, S.C., Rigid Plastics Plant Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named its Pinckney Paragon rigid plastics facility in Union, S.C., a Bronze Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status.

  10. Dec 09 2014

    Sonoco's Waco Flexibles Facility Receives Gold Sustainability Star Award

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has named the Company's Waco, Texas, flexible facility a gold Sonoco Sustainability Star Award recipient for the plant's successful efforts to achieve landfill free status. Waco is the first Flexibles facility to achieve this award.

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