Mars Chocolate North America goes landfill-free

By Oliver Nieburg

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Mars Chcoolate North America achieves landfill-free target set in 2007
Mars Chcoolate North America achieves landfill-free target set in 2007

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Mars Chocolate North America has that all of its ten factories have achieved zero-waste-to-landfill.

In 2007, the company set a target to go landfill-free by 2015. Since its original announcement, Mars as reduced around 4,500 metric tons of waste annually – enough to fill 35 American football fields, 12 inches deep per year.

Mars set the goal as part of its Principles in Action, which includes a target to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from direct operations by 2040.

In April last year, the company said that it would develop a 200MW wind farm in Texas that would generate 100% its electricity needs for the firm’s US operations.

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