Spread the Love: Mars Chocolate Goes Zero Landfill | Marck Recycling
February is here, that magical time of year when everything seems to be accompanied by red hearts, chocolate, and roses. And in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve found a tasty little nugget about one major company that helps make your life sweet: Mars Chocolate has achieved zero landfill status.
Yes, the mastermind behind M&M’s, Snickers, and dozens of other delicious treats has met its goal of being landfill-free by 2015. Needless to say, we’re in love. All 10 manufacturing facilities of Mars Chocolate North America are now operating as zero landfill, a goal the company set in 2007. The initiative was part of the company’s Principles in Action, a program designed to drive leadership in sustainability.
Since the plan was implemented, Mars has driven an overall reduction in waste of about 4,500 tons – that’s a lot of candy wrappers. To achieve the goal, the organization has taken a comprehensive approach focused on 3 key areas: efficient operating processes, recycling programs for multiple waste streams, and mutually beneficial partnerships with disposal vendors and local farm re-use programs.
Like Mars Chocolate, many large corporations are realizing their impact on the environment and have set goals to become more sustainable. Your company can also reach zero landfill by working with Marck Recycling. Contact us today to find out how we can help you reach your sustainability goals.