The plants in Goiânia and Senador Canedo will recycle 170 tons of plastic per year
Sao Paulo, June 18, 2019 – In the first semester of 2019, JBS Ambiental started the operations of two new facilities in the state of Goiás. The plants in Goiânia and Senador Canedo will be responsible for recycling around 170 tons of plastic generated annually by the local Friboi facilities.
The JBS Novos Negócios division correctly disposes the closed plastic cycle waste generated by Friboi’s factories. In addition to producing food packaging, the business unit also produces pallet covers for JBS Couros and garbage bags that are distributed to all JBS factories in Brazil. The main goal is to keep the material in the company’s production chain as long as possible.
JBS Ambiental recycles 6.4 thousand tons of plastic generated by JBS operations every year. This is equivalent to 1.07 billion supermarket bags, or approximately 376.5 million 30-liter trash bags. JBS Ambiental also recycles over 4 thousand tons of cardboard from JBS plants every year.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in 15 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 275,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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