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Diverting Waste From Landfills

By the end of fiscal 2025, Hologic Costa Rica aims to achieve “zero waste” status as defined by the Zero Waste International Alliance. This initiative has led to multiple process improvements since the program was launched.

TRUE Certification: Lifecycle Waste Control 

Hologic’s Costa Rica site has aligned to the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Certification, an approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in zero waste. TRUE promotes processes that consider the entire lifecycle of products used within a facility. By following this approach, Hologic’s Costa Rica site sorts all waste depending on how that material should be treated and disposed of outside of the site. Strategies include splitting waste into eco-friendly or compliance options, giving each type of waste at least one final treatment to ensure proper control.

Recycling Process

As part of the site’s quality process, there are times when components of a product are ultimately rejected and need to be sent to waste management, where nearly 100% of the site’s scrap material is recycled or reused.

People working on the recycling of materials.