The team at Taste Traditions is constantly working to develop methods to lessen our carbon footprint. Keeping our waste out of the land fill is a true priority for Plant Management, keeping trips to a minimum each month is a serious endeavor that the entire team is onboard.
Taste Traditions agrees with the philosophy, the only good waste is no waste. Each year we review how we can change processes and work strategically to cut out waste in our entire facility.
Making the pulp used in cardboard creates sulfur dioxide, a gas that causes acid rain. Recycling cardboard cuts that pollution in half. At Taste Traditions we participate in a Box Recycling Program where all cardboard is bundled and recycled.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports plastic made up 12% of the 254 million tons of waste generated in 2007. That’s more than 30 million tons of plastic in one year. Some reports state plastic materials can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill. At Taste Traditions our clean plastic film and containers are recycled in our Plastic Recycling Program.
Compaction decreases the number of trash bags going into our landfills. One compactor can prevent 7,500 plastic bags from entering our landfills each year. Plastic bags create a physical barrier, moisture barrier, and oxygen barrier that inhibit the decomposition of solid waste in landfills. Trips to the landfill at Taste Traditions are monitored with a focus on being more efficient with waste materials.
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