We posted this information on our recycling methods in 2013, and we are still at it here in 2021. An unexpected benefit is the amount of money we have saved on packaging supplies, savings that help us keep our products reasonably priced. And we have never received a single complaint from a customer about receiving orders in reused packaging.
Even though we are all concerned with the health of our environment, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the obvious. A few months ago a member of the Deltech Furnaces team questioned why we were throwing away packaging materials from incoming shipments and buying new materials to use for our outgoing shipments. After all, many of those discarded materials were in excellent condition and could have been “recycled” for the benefit of Deltech furnaces, our customers, and our planet. That environmentally conscious observation sparked the Deltech Furnaces “recycling” program. Over the past few months the Deltech Furnaces team has been reusing boxes, loosefill, and bubble wrap from every incoming package for our outbound shipping. We also use paper that has gone into our recycle bins by shredding it and using it for packing material. This means that some of the packages you receive from Deltech Furnaces may be, well… “colorful”. As always, every shipment is packed to ensure the safe arrival of its contents at your lab or office door.
In addition to keeping reusable materials out of the dumpster, energy is saved because fewer new items have to be manufactured and shipped.
When we must use new materials, we use recyclable boxes and biodegradeable loose fill
We donate metals to neighborhood scrap metal collectors
We purchased an energy audit from our local energy cooperative
and implemented their recommendations