Green Bay’s Nice-Pak facility converts to zero landfill waste policy

The Green Bay location of Nice-Pak Products Inc., a manufacturer of wet wipe products, has converted into a zero landfill facility by converting all of its industrial waste into biomass pellets that can be burned to generate electricity. Before the switch, the Green Bay plant sent 1,200 to 1,500 tons of waste to local landfills every year.

"We are putting our sustainable and non-recyclable waste to good use by converting it into fuel pellets that will be consumed in industrial boilers to produce cleaner energy in the form of electricity," said Brad Zenko, senior director of operations. "Converting our waste into fuel pellets eliminates approximately 50,000 cubic feet of landfill per year and replaces approximately 1.0 million pounds of coal per year."

"Our products touch consumers more than 100 billion times a year. We have an opportunity to make a significant difference through environmentally responsible actions and to help educate families and communities about the important role they can have in protecting our environment," said Robert Julius, chairman and chief executive officer.


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