In the past year, 100 million tons of garbage has flooded landfills. While some industries have made steps to reduce their global footprint, others—like the beauty industry—are lagging far behind.
Zotos, the parent company of JOICO, ISO and Bain de Terre has made it their goal to be more eco-responsible. They have implemented the use of recyclable materials, biodegradable resins, and they produce exactly the number of bottles needed for shipments. “Through the use of eco-minded manufacturing programs, we continue to expand our knowledge in the areas of multi-layer production, maximizing recycling uses and energy conservation to help to preserve the planet and expand our business,” says Anthony Perdigao, vice president of operations, Zotos.
As part of their green initiatives, Zotos will become part of the LEED Pilot project (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in early summer 2010. According to the EPA, the average LEED certified building uses 30 percent less energy, 30 to 50 percent less water and diverts up to 97 percent of its waste from the landfill compared with a conventional building.The project focuses on sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.