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Recycling obstacles remain, despite achievements

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June 12, 2015

New Hampshire Business Review

When it comes to recycling, the nation has had several accomplishments in recent years, but adding to those achievements may be more challenging … Miller cited deli meat producer Hormel, which announced last year that it cut 4.72 million pounds of plastic packaging with 37 packaging reduction projects. “This is zero waste at its best because it’s simply making less with less,” said Miller. With just one product, Hormel shrunk its packaging by 1.5 ounces, eliminating 800,000 pounds from a shipment of deli meats, fitting more packages in a truck, and resulting in cost savings and less environmental impact.