ENVIRO-LOG EXPANDS RECYCLING PROGRAM TO HELP MORE RETAILERS REDUCE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
|Monday, November 21, 2011|
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ENVIRO-LOG EXPANDS RECYCLING PROGRAM TO HELP MORE
Largest waxed cardboard recycler in the U.S. has helped over 100 partners start on a path toward zero waste
ATLANTA, Ga. – November 21, 2011 – Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, is expanding its recycling program to help more retailers reduce their environmental impact and start on a path toward zero waste by recycling their waxed cardboard and establish a closed loop with Enviro-Log Firelogs. To date, Enviro-Log has worked with over 100 partners throughout North America and diverted over 150 million pounds of waxed cardboard from landfills.
Known for producing the greenest and most versatile firelogs on the market, Enviro-Log saves thousands of trees from use as firewood and millions of pounds of waxed cardboard from going into landfills every year. Enviro-Log uses 100 percent recycled waxed cardboard, typically used to transport fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and restaurants, to manufacture its earth-friendly firelogs that burn cleaner than wood (emitting 30 percent less greenhouse gasses, 80 percent less carbon dioxide and 86 percent less creosote) while also providing 50 percent more heat per pound.
According to Sam Miller, Enviro-Log’s vice president of recycling, approximately 1.5 million used waxed boxes are added to landfills each day, contributing approximately 600,000 tons of waste annually. Compounding the problem, waxed cardboard can also take up to 50 years to disintegrate in a landfill. Citing figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Miller added, “Every 10,000 tons of wax cardboard diverted from landfills is equal to (annually) 1,821 cars off the road, 29,277 barrels of oil saved, 181,033 trees saved and keeps 48,953 Mtons of C02 from entering the earth’s atmosphere. Clearly retailers can make a huge environmental impact by participating in our recycling program.”
As part of its partnership with retailers, old waxed cardboard containers (boxes) are diverted from the landfill and routed to Enviro-Log’s manufacturing facility in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Enviro-Log then takes the waxed cardboard and turns it into its earth-friendly firelogs. In many instances, the 100 percent recycled product is then returned to retailers and put on the shelves to be sold. This process is referred to in the recycling industry as a “closed loop.” Enviro-Log’s closed loop experience makes for a fast and easy program start allowing its retail partners to see immediate financial benefits. Commenting on Enviro-Log’s recycling program for retailers, Ross McRoy, president of Enviro-Log, said, “Our recycling program offers a win-win for retailers. Not only are we helping retailers significantly reduce their waste removal costs and improve their environmental impact, Enviro-Log provides value-added services to help retailers improve their sustainability and reach their carbon foot print goals. By forming a closed-loop including diversion of waxed cardboard box recovery and in-turn selling Enviro-Log Firelogs, retailers can achieve more than a 50 percent reduction in green house gases instead of using landfill alternatives. Participating in this closed loop recycling program enables retailers to prove to consumers that they are serious about helping the environment, not just talking about it.”
Retailers who are interested in participating in Enviro-Log’s recycling program can call (866)343-6847 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Enviro-Log, Inc.
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David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204, email@example.com
Christina Bereta, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7218, firstname.lastname@example.org