Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the company’s latest sustainability report.
In the report, the company also committed to cutting the environmental impact of products and packages by 20 percent by 2015 through increasing the use of sustainable materials and recycled content.
In addition to cutting packaging weight, Colgate hopes to increase post-consumer plastic content to an average of 30 percent in all PET bottles by next year to meet sustainability goals.
The company’s recent global redesign of some toothpaste tubes and caps reduced consumption of non-renewable energy and natural resources by 30 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by about 50 percent, the report said.
The company also plans to reduce water and energy consumed in the manufacturing of its products by 40 percent and 20 percent respectively, according to the report.