Curbell Achieves Zero Landfill
Curbell Plastics has taken an aggressive approach to sustainability
and is addressing the issues of waste, consumption
and disposal on all fronts. Environmental sustainability
programs started taking shape in 2006 in an
effort to reduce operational waste and consumption
through various activities and programs such as recycling,
educating employees, adopting effective management systems,
installing energy efficient equipment and the implementation
of lean manufacturing practices.
Recognizing that the irresponsible disposal of plastic is
a major contributor to pollution,
Curbell further enhanced
the programs by installing energy-efficient equipment and
partnering with service contractors, customers and suppliers
on recycling and sustainability efforts.
Recycling at all locations, Curbell easily passed the 100-
ton mark in mid-2009 and has achieved “Zero Landfill”
status at the Corporate Headquarters and Western New
York Plastics Facility. This means no waste from these facilities
ends up in a landfill. Curbell has also significantly
reduced operational expenses, inspiring greater interest
and support for other sustainability efforts.
Striving for balance between meeting the needs of today
while protecting their natural capital for long-term prosperity,
Curbell embraced the “Three R” philosophy (Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle) and recognizes that it is the journey, not
the destination that is important. Curbell continues to
search for ways to improve and has engaged business partners,
utility companies and local governments in sharing
ideas and strategies in the quest for business sustainability.
For more information, contact Tracy Schiedel,
Curbell Plastics, Inc., 7 Cobham Drive, Orchard Park, NY
14127, 888-CURBELL/716-667-3377, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.curbellplastics.com.