Procter & Gamble revealed today that eight of its UK and Ireland sites have attained zero manufacturing waste to landfill, among 50 worldwide to hit the target.
The rest of its 15 sites in the UK and Ireland were “very close” to hitting the mark, it said, with the sites achieving 94.4% recycling as a whole.
Among them is the Gillette manufacturing facility in Reading where shaving foam waste is used in compost used to grow turf for commercial use.
The announcements were made in the company’s annual sustainability report.
“We have made meaningful progress in reducing our environmental footprint,” said Irwin Lee, vice president and managing director for P&G UK and Ireland.
“We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made towards our ambitious goals. There’s still a long way to go but we’re committed to getting there.”