Eight Proctor & Gamble sites achieve zero manufacturing waste to landfill


More than half of Proctor & Gamble’s (P&G) UK and Ireland facilities have achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill with the rest close to meeting it.

Eight out of 15 facilities have reached the goal with the remainder at 94.4 per cent recycling.


The news has been revealed in the company’s 15th annual Sustainability Report that shows the company’s progress in meeting its 2020 environmental and social goals.

P&G UK and Ireland vice president and managing director Irwin Lee said: “Through innovative approaches to waste management and a commitment to conserving resources and using renewable resources, we have made meaningful progress in reducing our environmental footprint across the UK and Ireland.

“Whether it is efficiency savings in manufacturing, or redesigning supply chains, or creating products which are more sustainable without a trade-off on price or performance for consumers, sustainability is embedded in our business model.

“You don’t sacrifice profitability to deliver sustainability; the two go hand in hand. Our programmes are good for business, good for our customers and good for the environment. 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.”

The company has highlighted its Gillette manufacturing facility in Reading as leading the way in implementing innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Shaving foam waste is used for compost, which is then used to grow turf for commercial use. The foam keeps the compost wet for optimal bacteria activity and the compost improves the soil, so the grass is higher quality and grows faster.