We stick to waste principles — reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle in all we do, including our work with our supply partners. For example, the process of packaging our deodorant revealed a new use for plastic waste.
You constantly look for new ways to recycle. We do the same. At our manufacturing facility, we're proud to say we're ahead of target with our zero waste goal.
In 2013, we actually reached our 2015 waste-to-landfill goal early. In 2014, our employees found ideas for how we can reduce, reuse or recycle even more, helping us reduce our waste-to-landfills by another 70%.
We know you expect us to recycle the big things like boxes, plastics, metals and drums. But, no piece of waste is too small to focus on either so we're looking at how to recycle employee hairnets, gloves and earplugs. We're also searching for innovative materials that are more recyclable and environmentally friendly. Our focus is on the future, seeking every opportunity to reduce waste and recycle with a goal of 0kg waste per ton by 2020.
Mistakes can happen. Our production line jams. Sometimes a toothpaste tube isn't filled correctly to our standards. In the process of quality control, we do find waste. But we also find ways to make it useful.