At Procter & Gamble, our brands strive to be a force for good. In this spirit, our mission is to create products that enrich the lives of our consumers in every part of the world. One important way in which we fulfill this purpose is by caring for the planet we live in through sustainable sourcing and manufacturing solutions.
Sustainable manufacturing is defined as the creation of manufactured products through economically sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. P&G is committed to this at every stage of the manufacturing process of our powerful products—from design through production and packaging.
For Cascade, achieving sustainable manufacturing means reducing energy and water use, cutting emissions from manufacturing processes, and reducing physical waste.
These practices start at our manufacturing plants. We aim to have our equipment running in the most energy-efficient way possible. This includes identifying, minimizing, and eliminating waste from the manufacturing process. In addition, whenever possible, we incorporate renewable energy sources that can help optimize our manufacturing processes. We continue to work toward powering all of our Home Care manufacturing plants with 100% renewable energy.
As part of our wide-ranging sustainability efforts, we continue advancing our product formulations to increase the family of offerings that combines safety, responsibility, and cleaning efficacy. Cascade Free & Clear dishwasher detergents deliver a classic Cascade clean and are free of chlorine bleach, dyes,* and phosphates. We are committed to research and development into detergents that are even friendlier for people and the planet by reducing environmental impacts while increasing energy and resource conservation.
Our sustainable packaging and products maximize the use of renewable materials. Renewable means any material made by natural processes at a rate comparable to its rate of consumption. In other words, it’s a natural resource that can be replenished as quickly as it's used. We work to increase our use of renewable materials and ensure we source our materials in a responsible, sustainable manner. Our mission is to use 100% renewable or recycled materials in our products so there’s zero consumer or manufacturing waste that goes to landfill.
To call something eco-friendly generally means it doesn't harm the planet. At Cascade, our focus is on producing eco-friendly packaging made with 100% renewable or recyclable materials that have a low environmental impact.
Currently, our dish detergent packages are recyclable in most areas. Cascade bottles are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). They contain an average of 25-28% HDPE Post-Consumer Recycle (PCR). Cascade cartons are made of carton board and contain 100% recycled pulp. We also encourage consumer recycling efforts, supporting both the Closed Loop Fund and The Recycling Partnership, two organizations that focus on increasing the availability of recycled materials through improved recycling programs across the U.S.
While Cascade is making great strides to meet our long-term environmental sustainability vision, our work isn’t finished. We will continue to drive innovation while reinforcing our commitment to sustainable sourcing in every phase of production. By reducing water consumption and energy use, we reduce our overall environmental impact and increase our sustainability. Our daily efforts to conserve resources will continue to make a difference.
* Dye Free Gel Detergent and Dye Free Liquid Top ActionPacs
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