Waste

Twenty-four of our manufacturing sites achieved zero waste to landfill in 2018, and we reduced our non-hazardous waste to landfill by 2.5% compared to 2017. We also increased our recycling rate by more than 11% compared to 2017. In all, we recycled six pounds for every pound of non-hazardous waste sent to landfill.

Waste Data*

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Total hazardous waste generated (metric tons)

1,593

1,344

1,189

1,257

1,507

1,523

Normalized hazardous waste (metric tons/million USD)

0.102

0.095

0.088

0.094

0.12

0.12

Total non-hazardous waste generated (metric tons)

40,929

35,809

34,644

33,118

34,642

35,900

Normalized non-hazardous waste (metric tons/million USD)

2.61

2.52

2.57

2.49

2.69

2.91

Non-hazardous waste to landfill (metric tons)

5,261

5,397

5,951

6,552

7,241

6,945

Normalized non-hazardous waste to landfill (metric tons/million USD)

0.34

0.38

0.44

0.49

0.56

0.56

Non-hazardous waste recycled (metric tons)

31,461

28,198

26,815

25,035

26,068

24,788

Normalized non-hazardous waste recycled (metric tons/million USD)

2.01

1.99

1.99

1.88

2.02

2.01

*Slight adjustments made to previously reported data for 2013-2017 to reflect changes in our operational footprint.