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A Sustainability Breakthrough for P&G

April 2, 2013

Zero waste at 45 sites worldwide.

Forty-five Procter & Gamble facilities have achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, marking a major step toward the company’s long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. During the past 5 years, P&G's work to find worth in waste has created over $1 billion in value for the company.

We have a vision for the future, where plants are powered by renewable energy, products are made from recycled and renewable materials and resources are conserved, with no waste going to landfill," said Bob McDonald, president, CEO and chairman, P&G. "Changing the way we see waste as a company has brought us one step closer to this goal at 45 sites worldwide, where all of our manufacturing waste is recycled, repurposed or converted into energy.”

P&G announced its first zero manufacturing waste to landfill site in Budapest in 2007. Since then, the company has pledged to work toward zero consumer and manufacturing waste worldwide. Through quality assurance, packaging reduction, compaction and recycling efforts, the company now ensures that 99% of all materials entering P&G plants leaves as finished product or is recycled, reused or converted to energy. Now, less than 1% of all materials entering P&G sites globally leaves as waste, according to the company.

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