Solid Waste Diverted From Landfills
In 2011, 76 percent of the solid waste we generated was diverted from landfills, up from 73 percent the previous year. Boeing has improved this measure by 31 percent since 2007. Waste is diverted from landfills through a combination of recycling, composting and energy recovery programs.
Boeing measures nonhazardous solid waste generated by our operations. This includes waste streams such as metals, wood, paper, cardboard, plastics and organic materials. It does not include hazardous waste, construction waste, remediation waste or asbestos abatement activities.