In 2015, we maintained our zero manufacturing waste to landfill status at our owned locations, with the exception of our newly acquired manufacturing facility in RTP. Our goal is to continue our zero waste to landfill status for non-hazardous waste going forward at all of the major locations that we control. To do so, we will continue to leverage a suite of projects that avoid, recycle and compost our waste, and then divert the rest to be used to create or recover energy. In 2015, 61 percent of our waste was diverted (composted, recycled, donated or recovered for energy by anaerobic digestion), with the rest primarily going to waste-to-energy (WTE). We will strive to increase that diversion rate and reduce our reliance on WTE to achieve our goal.
For more details on our materials use and waste reduction initiatives and performance, view Rethinking Resources in our 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report.