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P&G and Sears share their secrets on the path to zero waste

June 19, 2015

P&G and Sears share their secrets on the path to zero waste

Barbara Grady
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:05am

Zero waste has become a clarion call among cities and businesses trying to reach the ultimate in sustainability. Consumers and citizens want it.

In a world running out of space for waste and where the Pope himself has decried a “throwaway culture” and the export of certain waste to Third World countries for disassembly or recycling, zero waste is worthy of pursuit.

Many companies have taken it upon themselves to reduce waste, with some aiming for zero-waste generation. Even some very large companies such as Walmart, and some multifaceted manufacturers dealing with lots of materials, like Procter & Gamble, see zero waste as an achievable goal.

But getting to zero waste is tough, and making the claim of zero waste could be a minefield when vast supply chains or far-flung retail networks are taken into consideration. Proof had better be available, experts warn.

Read more at GreenBiz.

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