The Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) process helps our customers become “landfill-free” through the diversion of at least 99% of their waste.
Comprehensive waste stream solutions
Using S3, Sonoco Recycling's waste reduction experts conduct audits of customer locations to review existing waste management efforts. These audits help us determine program costs and resource allocation, and also assist in identifying materials that can be diverted from landfills in the future. Our team then works with you to develop customized programs for reducing landfill fees and hauling charges, and identify alternative uses for previously landfilled material, converting your waste streams into revenue streams.
We are constantly evolving our waste reduction services to handle the most complex waste streams. With a knowledge base informed by more than a century of experience as a global packaging leader and innovative recycler, Sonoco Recycling is uniquely qualified to find alternative recycling solutions for waste that was previously thought to be unrecyclable, such as plastic banding, bulk plastic liners and sacks, flexible packaging, unsalable materials, food and beverage waste, and other materials.
A trusted resource on which you can rely
The S3 process represents the collective expertise of Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers, operating more than 40 recycling facilities globally. Sonoco Recycling is part of Sonoco, a global packaging company with more than 340 operations on five continents and 19,600 employees serving customers in 34 countries.
The S3 process was officially launched in September 2007. Today, some of the world’s most successful manufacturers and retailers rely on S3 to create and implement sustainable business solutions in their facilities.
Sonoco Recycling's S3 services include:
- Full-scale waste and reclamation audits
- Equipment specification and management
- Centralized management
- Removal of waste materials
- Secured destruction of branded and data materials
- Transportation and selling of recyclable materials
- Automated Web reporting and tracking
Learn more about S3.