Haulotte Group | BilJax last week released its second Go Green Committee progress report of 2009, which shows a continued reduction in the amount waste generated by the company’s Archbold, Ohio, manufacturing facility and offices.
As of July 1, Haulotte Group | BilJax has saved more than 39,000 pounds of materials from going into landfills by recycling them instead. That is a staggering 19.5 tons of materials that were sent to a recycling center in place of a landfill.
To help put that savings in perspective Cari Weidner, environmental consultant to Haulotte Group | BilJax, broke the numbers down more specifically:
• 5,318 pounds of paper and 23,058 pounds of cardboard require about 241 trees to produce
• 340 pounds of aluminum is approximately 11,630 empty 12-ounce soda cans
• Recycling 4,738 pounds of glass saves approximately 39 barrels of oil. This is also equal in weight to 77,355 empty 20-ounce soda bottles
• Cumulatively, these items would have required 163 cubic yards of landfill space
Not only has the Go Green Committee helped Haulotte Group | BilJax decrease its waste generation; it has also initiated a way to give back to the community. The company is participating in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Employee volunteers from the Archbold, Ohio, facility help to clean up trash along their designated 2-mile stretch of highway in Northwest Ohio.
For more information on Haulotte Group | BilJax going green visit: www.biljaxgogreen.com.