Clorox Canada has earned the Zero Waste to Landfill designation by diverting more than 90 per cent of its waste from landfills with a 72 per cent recycling and composting rate.
Clorox Canada’s Brampton, ON, office is the ninth location in the global company’s network to receive this eco-certification.
“This is a great step in our sustainability journey,” says Dave Iacobelli, GM of Clorox Canada. “We are thrilled that the Canadian head office has joined our GLAD Plant located in Orangeville, Ontario as an official Zero Waste to Landfill site for Clorox.”
With this accomplishment, Clorox’s stated global sustainability goal of achieving 10 Zero Waste to Landfill sites by 2020 is almost within reach, two years ahead of schedule.
The Canadian office also has the distinction of being the first corporate office location to achieve this much-coveted status. “Our team really wanted to be the first Zero Waste to Landfill Office in the Clorox network,” says Iacobelli. “We achieved our goal through the combined efforts of all our dedicated employees who focused on doing the right thing for the environment.”
The office’s sustainability committee “ACE team” (Awareness and Care for the Environment), led by Christine Jackson, national training and business development manager, has been dedicated to tackling topics such as reducing energy and paper use, and decided to add waste reduction to their list of objectives last year. Through facility audits, waste diversion projects and improved recycling rates, the Canadian Office was ultimately able to reach an impressive recycling and composting rate of 92 per cent, with the remainder being sent to a waste-to-energy plant.