In 2010, we committed to reducing our waste intensity by 20 percent from the intensity baseline in our 2007 CSR. We define waste intensity as metric tons of waste per unit of net sales in U.S. dollars. Total waste consists of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste and recycled waste. Hazardous waste is primarily disposed through fuels blending, incineration, landfill or recycling. Non-hazardous waste is primarily disposed through landfill. Some non-hazardous waste is also incinerated or sent to a wastewater treatment facility. Recycled waste is kept out of landfills by changing some of our process and construction waste materials into new products.
PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
We are committed to sustainable product design, production, packaging and delivery, which may include product lifecycle evalutation for environmental impacts and product sustainability. We collaborate with many third-party business partners to reduce the environmental impact of our products, such as reducing water use and carbon intensity, as well as using sustainable materials in product development.