Haulotte/BilJax Cuts Waste in Green Efforts

Haulotte Group | BilJax has released its first 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.

According to environmental consultant Cari Weidner, the company has witnessed a “dramatic decrease” in the amount of solid waste produced at the Archbold location. “Since the Go Green Committee’s inception in mid-2008, the amount of trash generated has decreased every month from the same time period in 2007,” Weidner said. “Most months, waste was reduced by 50 percent or more. We recycled over 11 percent more material in 2008 [than in 2007], and the company as a whole is making more environmentally friendly decisions.” Weidner cites the factorywide installation of hand sanitizer dispensers, which do not require water or generate paper waste, as one such environmentally conscious decision.

Weidner estimates that approximately 40 tons of solid refuse was eliminated in 2008.