These efforts were validated by UL to UL 2799 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for ZWTL. To achieve ZWTL goals, each location identifies methods for handling waste in innovative ways to avoid disposal at landfills. The ZWTL approach provides criteria for how to dispose of materials such as packaging, compost, liquids and food.

By participating in UL’s ECVP and obtaining third-party validation, Tyson Foods’ facilities demonstrate that they have reduced waste in the production of all by-products such as animal fats, hides and inedible proteins and reusing or recycling the remaining by-products to support conservation and efficiency.

The following six plants have earned Gold status, meaning that 95-99% of their waste has been diverted from landfills:

  • Newbern, Tenn.
  • Obion County, Tenn.
  • Nashville, Ark.
  • Hope, Ark.
  • Albany, Ky.
  • Camilla, Ga.

“We’re proud of our team members and the work they are doing to reduce waste to landfills,” said Katherine Pickus, Vice President of Sustainability & Global Impact at Tyson Foods. “These validations reflect Tyson Foods’ dedication to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and operate.”