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AT&T is the world’s largest telecommunications company. As such, it is understandably newsworthy when a company of its size pledges to achieve impressive zero-waste-to-landfill targets across 100 sites by 2020. The list of facilities includes its global headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

As summarised in edit.net, “The ambitious target means the firm will need to recycle or compost more than 90% of its waste within the next two years – a guideline set by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZIWA). In comparison, AT&T’s latest sustainability report notes that 30% of non-hazardous office waste was diverted from landfill in 2016.”

The programme will start this year, according to the press release by the telecommunications giant. The targets expand on existing commitments, including AT&T’s broader environmental initiatives, such as being one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in the U.S.

“It takes all of us working together to protect our planet. That’s why we want to apply the power of our network and our people to be part of the waste solution,” said Charlene Lake, chief sustainability officer and senior vice president-Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T. “Stepping onto the path to zero waste is another way our employees are helping to improve our global headquarters community and other communities where we live and work.”

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