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THE GOOD NEWS: Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan
Friday, Apr. 11, 2014
Unilever announced this week that all its factories across Europe are now sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfills. Now on par with its North America factories, the effort in Europe is part of the larger “Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.” The Plan aims to substantially decrease waste by the year 2020, despite large increases in production.
Already, Unilever has reduced total waste sent for disposal by 66% per ton of production since 2008. Management credits the cultivation of the “zero mindset” that included empowering employees to create projects to solve sustainability related problems. Not to mention, their efforts have saved Unilever factories over $23 million in disposal costs!
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