Production waste

At PANDORA Production Thailand, waste is seen as a resource. The crafting of our jewellery generates four main types of process waste: gypsum, glass, rubber and wax. Our gypsum waste is recycled in the construction sector, our glass waste is recycled into various glass products, our rubber waste is used as fuel by the cement industry, and our wax waste is used in candle manufacturing or as moulding material for other manufactures. We sell some types of waste and we pay to have other types recycled, with gypsum, for instance, PANDORA pays for the transportation to the vendor.

In 2015 and 2016, we managed to reach 100% reuse or recycling of these four main types of waste. In 2017 we worked hard to find the right vendors to recycle or reuse the waste from our new facility in Northern Thailand, with success for all categories. In 2017, our waste handling programme received five awards and our total amount of crafting waste had a recycling percentage of 80%.

It is a great pleasure to see our waste being transformed into something useful. The benefits are twofold as we optimise the world’s resources while reducing our own waste.

Gypsum waste

Gypsum waste for recycling