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Waste prevention and management at Total

Total is focused on controlling the waste produced on all of the operated sites, at every stage in their operations. This approach is based on the following four principles, listed in decreasing order of priority: reducing waste at source by designing products and processes that generate as little waste as possible, as well as minimizing the quantity of waste produced by the Group’s operations; reusing products for a similar purpose in order to prevent them from becoming waste; recycling residual waste; and recovering energy, wherever possible, from non-recycled products.
Total deploys programs on its operated sites to valorize the majority of the Group’s waste. Since 2015, all the Refining & Chemicals segment’s plastic production sites worldwide are participating in the CleanSweep® program, which aims to achieve zero loss of plastic pellets in handling operations. Additionally, Total is a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, created to finance the development of s…
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L’Oréal alternative methods to animal testing

In 1989, L’Oréal completely ceased testing its products on animals, 14 years before it was required by regulation. L’Oréal has been one of the most active companies working alongside the Chinese authorities and scientists for over 10 years to have alternative testing methods recognized, and permit the cosmetic regulation to evolve towards a total and definite elimination of animal testing. Thanks to this, since 2014, certain products manufactured and sold in China like shampoo, body wash or certain make-up products are no longer tested on animals.
L’Oréal has developed a very rigorous safety evaluation procedure of its products, backed by Research. A true pioneer, L'Oréal has been reconstructing human skin models in laboratories to elaborate in vitro safety tests since 1979, as an alternative to animals. In addition to skin models, L'Oréal has a large number of non-animal predictive assessment tools, such as molecular modeling, expert toxicology systems, imaging techniques and …

Vodafone launches half-sized SIM cards to reduce plastic waste

Vodafone is replacing the standard credit card-sized SIM holder with a new half-sized format that reduces by 50% the amount of plastic used to produce SIMs as part of a wider strategy to minimize the company’s use of all non-essential plastics.This initiative alone will reduce Vodafone’s plastic waste by more than 340 tonnes per year, and will save up to 15 tonnes of the CO2e emitted during production and transportation for every tonne of plastic reduced – a reduction of more than 5,000 tonnes of C02e annually.

Check out how Absolut is Recycling and Reusing with their Cocktails and packaging!

Sustainability has been part of Absolut’s mission for many years and it is striving for a more circular world in which resources are reused again and again to benefit local economies, communities and ecosystems. Absolut believes that with little creativity we can all make something old and unwanted come back around in a new form. Sustainability has been part of Absolut’s mission for many years and it is striving for a more circular world in which resources are reused again and again
Sustainable drinks are also designed to strive for a more circular world. Recycled Cocktail Collection includes new drinks made from recycled and reused ingredients or better-than-before creations. The collection includes four cocktails.  Marmalade MarTEAni is made with used black tea bag, homemade marmalade and lemon juice. Absolut Vodka Russian Recycled uses vodka filtered through leftover coffee grounds, mixed with syrup. Pickle Brine Bloody includes local bloody mary mix (vodka and tomato juice), Absolu…