Although Burt’s Bees sold out to the man-Clorox– a few years back for a whopping $913 Million, the brand claims to still be green. While the chapstick and other beeswax products contain all ‘natural’ ingredients, Burt’s Bees employees are putting themselves to work to keep their mission green.
18 months back the company set a goal of zero waste. Since then, “the company has cut their waste stream from 40 tons per month down to 10 tons.” But to further their efforts, the employees stocked up on two weeks of trash and went dumpster diving in addition. Their findings will save them $25,000 a year and will get them all that much closer to their “goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2020.”
In order to get the message of zero waste across to all the employees, their hands-on activity of sorting through two weeks plus of trash made them realize that most their waste could be recycled if they had the right facilities. The employees are using these green practices at work and at home to have a far less output and a greater impact.