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Waste Minimization

Reducing utilization of materials, energy, water and land

90.6% of our 2014 by-product materials were recycled.

90.6% of our 2014 by-product materials were recycled.

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CAMPAIGN: Caterpillar's 2014 Sustainability Report

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Improving the efficiency of our products, processes, services and solutions not only reduces costs, but also reduces our utilization of materials, energy, water and land. Beginning in 2013, we transitioned from a focus on percent recycled to a goal focused on reduction of all by-product materials, or minimization of waste.

In accordance with our waste minimization goal, we are using fewer materials wherever we can. Some of these projects include the paint process at Caterpillar Global Mining facility in Dortmund, Germany, the reclamation of metalworking fluid at East Peoria Material Handling & Underground facility, and the development and use of returnable packaging in Caterpillar Building Construction Products (BCP) Division facility in Athens, Ga.

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CAMPAIGN: Caterpillar's 2014 Sustainability Report

CONTENT: Article