The project aims at reducing the use of paper in the areas that still use this resource at the Company. We started prioritizing digital documents and processes, monitoring the monthly goal for the use of paper of the associates that still need it. Periodically, Restoque publishes reports on the results and impacts of the project for the entire Company.
Between October 2019 and March 2020, against the same period in 2018 and 2019, we reduced the use of paper by 56%.
As of the implementation of the internal selective waste collection project, none of the associates at the main office, in São Paulo, have individual trashcans anymore. Fifty points of collection of paper, plastic, glass, metal, and organic waste were installed in strategic spots of out premises, facilitating the disposal and recycling by partner waste collection companies.
With these actions, we were able to gather, in 8 months, 9,600m³ of recyclables against 652m³ of regular waste.
In addition to the selective waste collection points for daily disposal, we also separated the collection of textile waste, which are sent to entities that reuse this waste and generate new products in a sustainable way.
The paper packages of the brands have the certification seal FSC®, which ensures the sustainable origin of the raw materials used in the bags and assorted packages. Currently, 56% of the paper bags and packages made at Restoque have this certification. For 2022, Restoque intends to achieve 100% of bags and packages made from sustainable raw materials, aligning the responsibility with the innovative design of our brands.
We also cancelled the use of ordinary plastic bags at the stores of all of our brands. Nowadays, 100% of the plastic packaging offered to the end customer are made from oxy-biodegradable material, with an additive that accelerates its decomposition and causes the input to be naturally consumed by fungi and bacteria in the nature, without harming the environment. Water, mulch, and an acceptable amount of CO2 result from the process..