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De Pere, WI- Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI), manufacturer of Lustra® Professional Car Care Products and DynaEdge® cleaning and protection products for transportation and industry applications, announced today that they have exceeded their initial goal for zero waste. Last summer the company embarked on an initiative to limit waste sent to landfills from the manufacturing of cleaning products for transportation and industry applications. Their goal at the time was to cut waste to landfills by 50% by the end of 2011.
Year end results showed a 90% cut in waste. “The ease by which we achieved these surprising results is amazing,” said Roger McGrath, Plant Manager for CSI. The company partnered with a local recycling company that takes specific types of materials and turns them into fuel pellets that are used in industry as a coal alternative. The bulk of materials that CSI is now recycling are label backing paper and packaging from their supplies and raw materials.
The initiative was introduced to company employees through a campaign supported with informational materials, color coded graphics and collection containers that were easily identified. “Our employees responded positively to the plan and are committed to the zero waste goal,” said McGrath. In addition to the recycling of manufacturing by-products, CSI recycles cardboard, aluminum, steel, plastics and glass, leaving very little additional waste.
CSI first attained ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system in 2009 and has sought to continually improve and demonstrate leadership in its protection of the environment.
About Cleaning Systems, Inc:
Founded in 1976, Cleaning Systems, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 registered manufacturer of premier cleaning and protection products for the transportation industry. CSI’s LustraTM Professional Car Care Products are environmentally friendly and designed to deliver a superior car wash experience, whereas, the DynaEdge® product line provides the same quality of performance to commercial vehicles and industry applications. Visit www.CleaningSystemsInc.com for more information.