Last updated on June 27th, 2022 at 04:38 pm
In 2019, Inpro set a goal of becoming net zero to landfill by 2025.
The work began in 2020.
The first year, Inpro achieved a 16 percent reduction in waste. That amount is equal to 150.3 tons diverted from the landfill. We accomplished this with two initiatives on the manufacturing side: implementing a more robust recycling program and increasing our product yields to produce less scrap.
We are operating at a 79.4 percent overall diversion rate based on production efficiencies, and our internal recycling of PVC, metals, and comingled materials.
While the overall reductions are fantastic, for us, the most exciting part of these results were the innovations implemented in our production processes that eliminated waste – in other words, there was no scrap to divert because it was never created in the first place.
The process improvements amounted to 42.3 tons of scrap that never entered the waste stream.
This is truly a Win-Win scenario: The environment benefits from the reduction in two ways:
- Raw materials not used
- No waste entering the stream.
The company benefits from less raw materials costs and less cost in handling and shipping out scrap materials.
These manufacturing gains show great promise as a lynchpin to achieving our net zero goal by 2025.
Additionally, these accomplishments led to Inpro being named a 2021 Wisconsin DNR Recycling Excellence Award Winner. The Recycling Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding recycling efforts, innovation and performance throughout Wisconsin.
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