Greener in just one month

By Maria Hadlow20 November 2008

US scaffold and access platform manufacturer, Bil-Jax has released the first report from its Go Green Committee. The company has announced a reduction in solid waste and a substantial increase in materials recycled.

In its first month, Bil-Jax employees recycled 3.67 tons of material, committee member Cari Weidner said "This translates to an energy savings of nearly 12000 kW hr, and about 30 cubic yards of material kept out of landfills." Ms Weidner also estimates that the volume of cardboard recycled equates to more than 50 trees. Additionally, paper towel dispensers in all lavatories throughout the plant have been replaced by reusable cloth towels, and hand sanitiser is now widely available to employees as an environmentally friendly alternative to soap and water.

Ms Weidner estimates that the company's expanded recycling program will result in a 50-70% reduction in solid waste. Bil-Jax's Green Team is also working on ways to open the Bil-Jax recycling program to its employees' families and possibly the community.

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