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11 Ways the Makers of Dove, AXE and Ben & Jerry’s Are Helping the Planet

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Published on April 18, 2017

From Dove soap to Degree deodorant, odds are you’ve got more than a few Unilever products at home. A household name for more than 100 years, Unilever isn’t just dedicated to keeping you clean; it’s also committed to helping the planet while enriching people’s lives. Thanks to something called the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company is doing great things for the environment while helping its employees succeed in their careers.

Excited to work for a company that’s passionate about earth-friendly innovation? We bet you are! It’s a great chance to make a difference in the world. Here are 11 reasons why we love Unilever’s approach to sustainability.

1. Unilever’s products are used by 2.5 billion people around the world every day and the Sustainable Living Plan covers all of those products and countries. Talk about a big commitment!

2. They’ve got big plans to change not just the way products are made, but also the way people use them. How big? Unilever plans to cut their environmental impact in half.

3. And it’s working already. In 2015, Unilever’s waste impact went down by 29 percent per consumer use.

4. If people don’t have a place to recycle, they won’t do it, so Unilever is helping to improve recycling centers across the country by investing in more technology in places like Baltimore and Chicago, and small towns that may not otherwise have the resources to set up or promote recycling.

5. Unilever is also creating smarter materials and designs to help the planet.

6. … like the incredible MuCell™ bubble-powered molding tech that’s reducing the amount of plastic in bottles by as much as 15 percent.

7. That means the 33 million people who buy Dove Body Wash every year are now using 275 tons less plastic every year, and that’s just one product.

8. Oh, and it also means lower shipping costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

9. Plus Unilever takes the phrase “sharing is caring” to a whole new level by giving other companies access to its MuCell™ technology so they can use less plastic too.

10. When Unilever realized just 14 percent of Americans recycle bathroom plastics (versus over 50 percent in the kitchen), they collaborated to come up with this clever “I Want to Be Recycled” campaign.

11. They also created this addictive “Super Sorter” recycling game. Excuse us. We’ve got some playing to do.

Bet you didn’t know you could celebrate Earth Day by applying to work at Unilever. Head over to WayUp now and check out open positions at this planet-friendly company.

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