Zotos Bottom Line on Going Green

By Lauren Salapatek | 03/10/2010 2:58:09 PM

 

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.

 
 
 
Zotos also changed their company’s transportation method—by deciding to build their own rail spur. This move removed the environmental costs of their shipments and eliminated most of the diesel particulate and global warming gas emissions.

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.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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