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P&G, EPA partner on sustainable manufacturing tool

July 27, 2012
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CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are embarking on a five-year research collaboration to develop a sustainability tool that would be used to model and assess product design, material sourcing and manufacturing options, according to the Environmental Leader.

P&G and the EPA''s National Risk Management Research Laboratory have signed a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at "improving sustainability at manufacturing facilities and at their associated supply chains," the article stated.

According to the article, the agreement is aimed at helping P&G achieve its long-term sustainability goals, which include:

1. Powering its plants with 100 percent renewable energy
2. Using 100 percent renewable materials or recyclate for all its products and packaging
3. Having zero consumer or manufacturing waste going to landfills
4. Designing products that delight consumers while maximizing the conservation of resources.

The joint project will develop the modeling and assessment tool based on metrics from P&G''s tissue and towel range, the article noted.

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