With so much focus on sustainability these days, it may surprise you that according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial pollution is responsible for almost 50 percent of the pollution present in the United States. Fortunately, there are many ways manufacturers can work to lower this sobering statistic – such as manufacturing products using more sustainable materials or instituting a well thought out facility recycling program. But is that all that can be done?
At TEQ, we think the answer is no.
Not only do we recycle everything from plastic from our manufacturing process scrap to corrugated waste, used oil and wood pallets, but we also provide material recommendations to help companies successfully replace current packaging materials with renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and recycled/post-consumer plastics. We have also developed packaging from proprietary materials, such as TEQethylene™ (a 100% recyclable sterile barrier system), to help companies achieve specific sustainability goals. In addition, we have made a variety of facility improvements to increase operational efficiency including:
We believe in always searching for innovative solutions, so we didn’t stop there. “Buying locally” can help cut down on processing, packaging and transportation waste, which leads to less pollution – not to mention strengthens the local economy. For this reason, we also:
What about you? What unique steps is your company or business taking for a more sustainable future?