August 9, 2019

Filling breakfast bowls, not landfills

The Post Consumer Brands plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario produces 43 million pounds of cereal each year, including Shreddies®, Shredded Wheat, Great Grains®, Raisin Bran, and Post® 100% Bran Flakes. Driven by a culture of continuous improvement, the plant’s 165+ employees work hard every day to practice safe and sustainable manufacturing.

The Post Canada team classified the Niagara Falls plant as a zero waste to landfill three years ago using an internal definition. This came after successful efforts to eliminate manufacturing waste from ending up in a landfill, by either recycling or reusing it.

The majority of waste at Post Consumer Brands in Niagara Falls is either leftover ingredients, plastic, cardboard, or garbage. Cardboard and plastic are recycled. Garbage is incinerated to produce energy for electricity, and leftover ingredients, such as wheat and oats, are used for animal feed on farms.

At Post Consumer Brands, safety is our number one priority. In addition to sustainable initiatives, the plant continues to cultivate a culture of safety. Earlier this year, Niagara Falls celebrated seven years without a lost-time accident in 2019, meaning no manufacturing time and employee hours were lost due to injuries.

Congratulations, Niagara Falls! Thank you for Making Better Happen and leading the industry in safety and sustainability.