Our 2017 Performance
in FY17, we reached:
Recognizing that our use of solvent for cleaning perfumery equipment has increased, we developed a program to recycle the solvent rather than disposing of it as hazardous waste. Working together with the quality department, the project team is implementing plans to recycle the used solvent without compromising product quality. This innovative project is estimated to reduce the disposal of this hazardous waste by approximately 90% (18 tonnes) a year.
LANDFILL REDUCTION IN CALIFORNIA
In Anaheim, California, we are sending nonhazardous waste from dust collectors and unusable product to an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility, rather than to landfill. Currently, we send 24% of our site’s nonhazardous process waste for energy recovery; we plan to reach 100% by 2020.
The EfW facility burns the waste in special boilers that ensure complete combustion, to recover energy as steam and electricity. This is used to help power the community in which the facility operates. The boilers are fitted with state-of-the-art pollution control equipment to remove and filter emissions, preventing their release into the environment. The result is cleaner energy and a reduction in waste-to-landfill.