Recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate and reduce the negative impact of that waste. Because recycling is big business in Ohio, every time you recycle, it also supports the many companies and employees doing this important work. So reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled content products. Your efforts benefit our natural world and our economy.
Heidelberg Distributing Company (a Green Certified Business) is taking strides to be a leader in sustainable practices. Heidelberg will be the #1 sustainability leader in the alcohol beverage distribution industry by continuing to pursue cost-affordable methods to handle all materials coming in and out of their facility:
All cardboard, from case boxes to pallet protection, to point-of-sale, are baled and recycled. Thus, approximately 10 tons of cardboard no longer go to the landfill each year.
42 tons of shrink wrap no longer go to the landfill.
- Wood pallets are all recycled by returning them to vendors. No wood products are put in landfills.
Glass, cans, and bottles are all sorted and recycled.
Between 2010 and 2012, the facility reduced its trash load by 55%.
The facility has even found a use for the alcohol that comes from cans and bottles that cannot be sold on the market for a variety of reasons. They convert the waste liquids into ethanol and have retrofitted one of their trucks to make use of the fuel. The truck runs quieter, smoother, and even smells better!
The DRG3 team was impressed and very excited to tell Heidelberg's story. If you have a similar story to tell, let us know!
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