Eastman

​​​​Waste Management

Eastman takes great care to manage our on-site waste production, and we recycle many materials that could otherwise become waste through manufacturing processes like cogeneration.

In 2018 Eastman’s Kingsport site recycled 13M lb of cardboard, paper, plastic and other recyclables that would have otherwise been disposed of in a landfill.

2018 hazardous waste indexed to production was 0.0073 kg waste/kg production, an increase compared the baseline. 

Our Integrated Global Supply Chain is committed to developing and using materials that are recyclable, reusable and waste-reducing, whenever possible. For example, we reuse our fiber drums to package our waste materials, sell our plastic drums to drum reconditioners for further use and clean our metal drums before selling them for scrap, which ensures that none of the drums are wasted. We also reuse drum pallets that are in excellent condition, leading to fewer pallets being discarded and fewer pallets purchased.

 Achieving zero waste to landfill in Ghent, Belgium
 Eastman Recy-Pack™
 Cogeneration
 Diving into the Trash
 Reclaiming and Recycling
 Turning waste into revenue in São Paulo, Brazil

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