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Manufacturers Making an Effort to Recycle

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in: american made manufacturing illinois

Vendor-Managed-InventoryEach year, Earth Day looks to bring awareness (and 2 billion “acts of green”) to global health and recognition to sustainability and “green” efforts. While we were thrilled to participate in the day’s events, we make an effort year-round to reduce our dependence on natural resources. Depending on the industry, manufacturers take different approaches to their sustainability efforts, and here at Production Materials, we try to do our share.

For starters, in order to reduce the carbon footprint and dependency on natural resources, we use reusable plastic bins in place of boxes for our managed inventory programs. The bins are more for durable and even after they wear out, they can be recycled. This allows us to reduce waste, save on deforestation and help the environment.

In addition, when we buy material and other goods from manufacturers, we empty the contents into our reusable plastic bins and place the boxes that they were shipped in inside a special machine. From there, we flatten the boxes—so they resemble cardboard sheets—and place them on pallets and sell them to a recycler. The facility reprocesses the material to form new boxes and other materials, which looks to reduce the amount of cardboard in landfills (and helps save trees).

We believe it’s important to reduce the amount of natural resources we depend on and make every effort to maintain a “green” world. For more information on our managed inventory solutions and bin recycling program, head over to our website.

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