GOJO & Stericycle Team Members
GOJO Partners with Stericycle to Raise the Bar for Product Stewardship
As part of our ongoing commitment to creating a healthier planet, GOJO has partnered with Stericycle to develop a dispenser recycling program.
Stericycle, founded in 1989, began with a better way to deal with medical waste. Today, the company is a worldwide leader in environmental and compliance solutions for businesses.
While working with Stericycle, we leaned on their experience with creating recycling programs to help us determine the best course of action. From developing turnkey solutions that are easy to implement, to changing behaviors to be more sustainable on an individual level, the collaborative process taught us a lot about the challenges of recycling mixed plastics. For example, we learned exactly how design decisions can impact the efficiency and economics of dispenser recycling.
We are dedicated to creating a solution that is easy for customers to implement and we aim to use our recycling program to encourage more customers to recycle dispensers. Working with a leader in the healthcare industry who also has a strong company commitment to sustainability, provides us with new opportunities to continue to add Sustainable Value throughout the lifecycles of our products.
Through teamwork, collaboration and a shared passion for sustainability, GOJO and Stericycle are working to build on the success and learning of our 2016 pilot and find innovative ways to meet our 2020 dispenser material recovery goal.