Haulotte Group | BilJax Releases Second 2009 Green Committee Update

Haulotte Group | BilJax has released its second Go Green Committee progress report of 2009 and has announced a continued reduction in the amount waste generated by the company’s Archbold, Ohio, manufacturing facility and offices.

As of July 1, 2009, Haulotte Group | BilJax has saved over 39,000 pounds of materials from going into landfills by recycling them instead. That is 19.5 tons of materials that were sent to a recycling center in place of a landfill.

To help put this in perspective Cari Weidner, environmental consultant to Haulotte Group | BilJax, broke the numbers down more specifically:

  • 5,318 pounds of paper and 23,058 pounds of cardboard require about 241 trees to produce.
  • 340 pounds of aluminum is approximately 11,630 empty 12-ounce soda cans.
  • Recycling 4,738 pounds of glass saves approximately 39 barrels of oil. This is also equal in weight to 77,355 empty 20-ounce soda bottles.
  • Cumulatively, these items would have required 163 cubic yards of landfill space.

Not only has the Go Green Committee helped Haulotte Group | BilJax decrease its waste generation, but it has also initiated a way to give back to the community. The company is participating in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Employee volunteers from throughout the Archbold facility help clean up trash along their designated 2-mile stretch of highway in Northwest Ohio.

For more information on Haulotte Group | BilJax going green, visit www.biljaxgogreen.com.