At Danone, the goal is to make food in a manner that respects, preserves and regenerates nature. At the end of 2022, the team in Canada took a big leap forward in meeting this goal when its manufacturing facility in Boucherville, Que. achieved Zero Waste to Landfill status.
The Zero Waste journey, an initiative for Danone’s production facilities in North America, involves a constant evaluation to optimize the choice and usage of materials and a strong commitment to eliminating waste, not just treating it.
In Canada, this means less than 1% of non-hazardous waste is disposed to landfill; no hazardous waste is sent to landfill; Incineration without energy recovery is prohibited (except for hazardous waste disposal as required by law); and less than 50% of waste is processed into a fuel source.
As a result, the Quebec-based facility is setting new company standards in terms of waste produced throughout its food and beverage production.