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Cummins Filtration site achieves Zero Disposal status

That means waste doesn’t go to a landfill and can only be incinerated at a waste-to-energy facility after reasonable efforts to reduce, re-use and recycle and where it must produce more energy than needed to merely sustain combustion.

The first four plants certified by Cummins as Zero Disposal are Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT) in Huddersfield, UK; the Darlington Engine Plant in Darlington, UK; the Daventry Engine Plant in Daventry, UK and the Cummins Filtration Plant in Quimper, France.

“Congratulations to the leaders and employees at the sites and all the partners that made these outstanding achievements possible,” said Cummins’ Brian Mormino, executive director – Worldwide Environmental Strategy & Compliance.

“Achieving Zero Disposal status is truly a team effort that takes a commitment by many people inside and outside of the sites to develop and implement a comprehensive waste strategy,” added Mormino. “The benefits to the environment and the business of these efforts are significant.”

As part of its environmental sustainability plan, the company has established a goal of increasing its overall recycling rate from about 90% in 2014 to 95% by 2020. Cummins also wants to reach Zero Disposal status at 30 sites by 2020.

“We have several more sites that are very close to achieving Zero Disposal status,” said Mormino. “I'm very encouraged by our start toward reaching this important goal of having 30 sites certified as Zero Disposal by 2020.”