United States

Garnier and recycling

04/2016

In Harlem, on June 14th, 2013, Garnier USA inaugurated the first urban garden in which all non-botanic materials were made from recycled cosmetics packaging. More than 700 kilos of waste were kept out of landfills and used to make material for vegetable-bed structures, benches, picnic tables and walkway surfaces.

AN INNOVATIVE SECOND LIFE FOR WASTE

The original objective was to help rebuild Harlem’s community garden, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Garnier, having been working with the TerraCycle association since 2011 to collect cosmetics packaging, had a novel idea: use some of the packaging in the garden’s renovation. By joining forces with GrowNYC, which manages community gardens in New York, Garnier and TerraCycle gave this waste new life and a new use. The garden is expected to produce 900 kilos of fruit and vegetables for members of the Union Settlement, one of Harlem’s oldest communities. Creating this 1,500 m2 community garden is one of the initiatives that earned Garnier USA a first sustainability pioneer award in October 2013 from Organic Monitor.

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2016 -48%
 
2015 -45%
 

Reduction of water consumption in  our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in litre per finished product). Our target: -60 % by 2020.

-67% CO2 emissions


+29% production

Results recorded since 2005, which show that ambitious commitment for the climate and economic performance can work together.

2016 -35%
 
2015 -31 %
 

 

Reduction of waste generated by our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in grams prr finished product). Our target: -60% by 2020.

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale

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