Earth Friendly Products, Lacey
Earth Friendly Products was a pioneer in the manufacturing of green household and commercial products, with roots dating back to 1967 as Venus Labs. But the company has not rested on its laurels. Its ongoing effort to reduce its own environmental footprint has led to dramatic reductions in packaging and huge strides in conservation. By reducing the weight of its plastic bottles by up to 7 percent, the company has not only reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing phase, but also reduced emissions during the transportation of its product. In addition, Earth Friendly Products has expanded its use of recyclable materials, and succeeded in its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy during the manufacturing process. Those are just a few examples of how Earth Friendly Products has reduced waste by 95 percent, leading to an estimated savings of $80,000 per year.