The generation, management and disposal of solid wastes from our operations has the potential to impact the public health and environment in our local communities. We are therefore committed to minimizing the generation of solid wastes from our operations and to safely manage these solid wastes using a hierarchy of environmentally sound management practices. We also believe that finding alternative uses for waste materials and byproducts presents the greatest opportunities to minimize the impact of these wastes and to further contribute to a circular economy.
Materion continues to investigate and implement waste reduction and recycling initiatives. However, 2020 is the first year for which a comprehensive, companywide waste generation assessment was conducted. The results of this assessment will be used to focus our planning and implementation on those operations and activities that provide the greatest potential for waste reductions and/or optimization.
The 2020 companywide Waste Generation data is provided in the following table.