In case you haven't heard, we manufacture our products in the USA. Because we make our products from raw materials, we are responsible for managing the manufacturing waste, which includes: paper or chipboard scraps, foil (from imprinting), ink canisters, and even shipping supplies like plastic film and pallets.
So what's an American manufacturer of promotional products to do?
The numbers on Warwick's recycling efforts
We take recycling seriously. What we send to our various recycling facilities each week varies depending on what we are currently manufacturing.
According to paperrecycles.org, it is estimated that every ton of paper that is recycled saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
So how much landfill space does Warwick not fill up by recycling? In any given month, we can generate up to 40,000 pounds of recyclable material (or 20 tons). That's a lot of weight—and a lot of landfill space that isn't being filled.
These 11 tubs of recyclable waste is from just part of a week's worth of manufacturing calendars, folders, frames, and greeting cards at Warwick Publishing.