We understand that as a leader in our industry, we have a responsibility to run an efficient and sustainable organization. Our resources-financial and natural- are critical to our survival as a company and society. With soaring energy prices, the cost of doing business is more challenging than ever. We have taken an initiative to run a greener company and lessen our impact on the environment. We are committed to providing innovative approaches to managing consumption and waste products in the most environmentally friendly way. Within our business practices, we use the motto "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle".
Some of our initiatives include:
- Recycling all cardboard, plastic, bulbs, and older machines
- Provide Recycling Totes for clients who want to join us in "Going Green"
- Install LED lighting in our machines to help our clients reduce energy consumption and save $$$
- All new equipment is Energy Star certified which incorporate more efficient compressors, fan motors, and LED lighting all designed to reduce energy consumption
- Retro fit older equipment with Vending Misers which power down equipment during periods of inactivity
- Reduce our carbon emissions and fuel consumption by using advanced logistics software that plans the most efficient routes for our drivers each day.
- Offer eco-friendly products made from renewable resources: Paper plates, cups, spoons, and napkins made from corn, soy, pulp, potato starch, bamboo, and other innovative, sustainable sources.
- Offer an extensive list of organic and local products
At Intellivend Services, we promise to help you be as green as possible too!
DID YOU KNOW?
Aluminum cans are the world's premiere example of recyclable waste. Recycling aluminum requires less than five (5) percent of the energy required to make it from bauxite ore.
Below are some aluminum recycling facts:
- Over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans are used every year.
- A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
- Every minute an average of 113,204 aluminum cans are recycled.
- The aluminum in a can is worth about 1 cent.
- The average employee consumes 2.5 beverages a day while at work.
- Over 50 percent of the aluminum cans produced are recycled.
- Two-thirds of the aluminum ever produced is in use today.
- The energy you save by recycling a single aluminum can provides enough energy to operate a TV for three hours.
- Approximately 350,000 aluminum cans are made in a minute.
- Recycled aluminum reduces pollution by 95 percent.
- Four pounds of bauxite are saved for every pound of aluminum recycled.
- Enough aluminum is thrown away to rebuild our commercial air fleet four times every year.
Paper is the most common material in our trash. Because of this, in order to significantly reduce the amount of trash in our landfills, we need to recycle paper.
Below are some paper recycling facts:
- Around 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.
- To produce each week's Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
- Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
- One million tons of recovered paper is enough to fill more than 14,000 railroad cars.
- Recycled paper produces 73% less air pollution than if it was made from raw materials.
- It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of newspaper.
- An average American uses 465 trees worth of paper during their lifetime.
- Recycling half the world's paper would free 20 million acres of forest land.
- Paper plus cardboard combined make up 73% of the materials in the landfill.
- Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.
- Every year, enough paper is thrown away to make a 12-foot wall from New York to California.
- Production of recycled paper uses 80 percent less water, 65 percent less energy and produces 95 percent less air pollution than virgin paper production.
Plastics are an important part of our modern lives. They are used to manufacture many of the products that we use on a daily basis like containers, toys, and furniture. This large use of plastics means we need to make an effort to recycle it. Currently, plastics make up more than 12 percent of our trash.
Below are a number of plastic recycling facts:
- Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save over 7 cubic yards of landfill space.
- Over 25 billion Styrofoam cups are thrown away in the United States each year.
- Over 1,600 businesses are involved in recycling post-consumer plastics.
- Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most are not recycled.
- Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy than incinerating it
- Only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.
- If we recycled every plastic bottle we used, we would keep two billion tons of plastic out of landfills.
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