The achievement is in line with Berry’s sustainability goals and More Together initiative, both initiatives to mitigate the environmental impact of waste created within its direct operations. As part of the company’s sustainability strategy, Berry has set a company-wide target of reducing landfill waste intensity by 5% year-over-year. In 2022, Berry exceeded its target with an overall reduction of 8% landfill waste intensity.
Berry’s Steinfeld operation produces premium quality industrial packaging, including Form Fill Seal (FFS) primary packaging for the chemical industry and shrink hood and advanced stretch hoods for transport and pallet protection that are widely used in a variety of industries such as the building and glass industry. The site also produces printed sheet packaging solutions for beverages and the peat and wood processing industry.
Steinfeld’s Zero Waste to Landfill activities focus on reducing the waste generated across the entire site, as well as implementing programs to re-use waste, diverting it from landfill to high-value usage. Continuous improvement projects that Steinfeld has been working on in the past year include a project which has both reduced the amount of scrap generated during the production process and ensured that any remaining waste material is reused.