TRI-KES Continues Environmental Commitmentby  TRI-KES 

November 29, 2017 |

At TRI-KES, we are committed to diverting waste by reusing or recycling wherever possible. Most recently, we've taken 21 boxes of our company's archived documents, as well as boxes of personal documents from our individual team members here at TRI-KES, and handed them over to a data shredding company to be shredded and then sent to a paper mill to be recycled. Our ultimate goal is to continue to digitize our processes more and more every year to reduce the amount of paper we use on an annual basis, and we were happy to see we reduced the paper we needed to recycle by 18 boxes compared to last year.

Thanks to our Waste Reduction Recycle Reuse program, we are diverting more waste than ever. It's amazing how implementing a few simple and easy steps can impact the environment such as...   

~ We work with customers to recycle existing Type II vinyl wallcovering on job sites rather than sending that material to the landfill.
~ Our return sample program encourages unneeded wallcovering memo samples to be sent back to TRI-KES free of charge to be recycled.
~ We direct ship all of our samples in reusable file folders and offset the climate impact with carbon neutral shipping.
~ We group sampling with quality reusable rubber bands and/or binder clips.
~ We've internally taken the initiative to recycle all plastic, paper, cardboard and aluminum.

Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the United States. Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution! It is gratifying to know such a simple task of shredding and recycling paper can be so beneficial to the environment!

 

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