CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration
of America Recycles Day, Conagra Brands is honoring its employees
who are keeping materials out of landfills through innovative
recycling and waste reduction measures. Eight Conagra facilities
across the United States and
Mexico have been awarded Zero
Waste Champion status for diverting more than 95 percent of waste
materials from landfills. These facilities helped Conagra achieve
an 84 percent companywide waste diversion
rate in the 2020 fiscal year.
Conagra emphasizes a systematic and strategic approach to reduce
the amount of waste its facilities generate to maximize the use of
resources for the future. For unavoidable waste, comprised mainly
of food and packaging materials, Conagra encourages innovative ways
to donate, reuse or recycle, such as composting or diverting
organic waste to animal feed. The Zero Waste Champion facilities
set standards to advance the company's zero waste efforts and serve
as a model for all production facilities to follow.
"We commend our employees' ingenuity and dedication to finding
solutions that reduce landfill waste," said Dave Biegger, executive vice president and chief
supply chain officer at Conagra Brands. "Our Zero Waste Champion
facilities demonstrate Conagra's commitment to finding new ways to
be more environmentally responsible and nourish the planet."
This year's honorees include frozen, snacks, international and
grocery manufacturing facilities. The 2020 Zero Waste Champion
- Brookston, Ind.
- Hamburg, Iowa
- Irapuato, Mexico
- Lakeview, Iowa
- Mankato, Minn.
- Maple Grove, Minn.
- Oakdale, Calif.
- Waseca, Minn.
About Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North
America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an
entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of
making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The
company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food
preferences. Conagra's iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Duncan
Hines®, Healthy Choice®, Marie Callender's®, Reddi-wip®, and
Slim Jim®, as well as emerging brands, including Angie's®
BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®,
offer choices for every occasion. For more information,
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Tim Wrona, Conagra Brands
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