Journey to Zero Waste

New:  American Licorice Union City certified gold level zero waste by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council in April 2014!Diversion Rate 2013

trash weight 2013

Trash weight 2013

American Licorice was awarded the EPA Wastewise Prevention Partner of the Year, Honorable Mention, in 2013.


Compost all food scraps at plants.

Recycling centers in office and plant areas.  Recycle plastic, paper, corrugated, metal, wood, light bulbs, electronics, and batteries.

Candy scrap reused as animal feed.

Paper towels replaced with washable towels in LaPorte maintenance.

Reusable gloves used in manufacturing in Union City.

Purchase recycled content office paper, janitorial supplies, corrugated, and paperboard.

Use reusables at associate luncheons.

Conduct zero waste offsite events.

Train new associates on recycling practices.

Conduct waste assessments.

Mike, Laurel, Joaquin at the trash assessment in Union City
EPA Wastewise Partner
EPA Wastewise Partner
US Zero Waste Business Council Founding Member

US Zero Waste Business Council Founding Member


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