Waste Management

As we continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers, our environmental impact is a constant consideration.

Our goal to reduce waste that is disposed by 15% by 2025 as compared to 2012 is an aggressive target requiring innovative solutions. While we have seen reductions in total waste over the past several years, we expect significant increases associated with the future implementation of pollution control projects in the United States. In order to meet our intensity target, it will be essential to divert waste from disposal by finding alternative beneficial uses. We have begun this effort by identifying alternative uses for off-quality product at some of our carbon black and fumed silica plants and are exploring options for handling waste generated from these pollution control projects. In 2015, there was a slight decrease in non-hazardous waste disposed, although the intensity per metric ton of production increased slightly, as did hazardous waste disposal in both absolute weight and intensity.