Expanded Recycling Plan Saves Tons Of Material
Another goal was to expand our in-house recycling effort. This initiative reduced the amount of recyclable waste entering our trash stream, and cut the amount of waste being hauled away. Since 2010, Somat’s recycling initiative made huge strides in helping us become a better steward our environment and to reduce our environmental footprint.
Every office received cardboard recycle totes to recycle paper, plastic, and glass. On an average week we recycle 219lbs of paper, 35lbs of plastic and a minimal amount of glass.
Our production area, where significant metal waste is generated, was also targeted for improved recycling. Bins were placed throughout the shop to accept scrap wire, stainless steel scrap, brass fittings, aluminum cans and more. To date, we have collected over 3,900lbs of scrap, all of which is recycled locally.