GLENDALE, Ariz., July 28 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enviro-Log Company, LLC, a leading environmentally responsible consumer and recycling products company, is pleased to announce that it will open a new recycling and manufacturing facility in Glendale, Arizona this summer. Located at 7676 N. Glen Harbor Boulevard, the new facility will be dedicated to recycling waxed cardboard boxes (WOCC) and manufacturing its environmentally friendly Enviro-Log products. The company plans to work directly with product leaders, food retailers and recyclers to recycle large volumes of WOCCs from Arizona, California and throughout the western United States.
Based in Fitzgerald, Georgia (approximately 175 miles south of Atlanta), Enviro-Log is WOCC’s largest recycler in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured logs in the United States. For the past 18 years, the company has worked with retailers to reduce their environmental impact and start them on the path to zero waste by recycling their WOCC, which is typically used to transport fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and restaurants. . Enviro-Log uses recycled WOCC to make its eco-friendly logs that burn cleaner than wood (emitting 50% less greenhouse gases, 30% less particulate emissions and 80% less carbon dioxide) while providing 50% more heat per pound. This recycling process saves tens of thousands of trees from being used as firewood and millions of pounds of WOCC from going to landfill each year. To date, Enviro-Log has worked with over 100 partners across North America and diverted over half a billion pounds of WOCC from landfills.
According to Ross McRoy, Founder of Enviro-Log and President of Enviro-Log Company, “Millions of waxed corrugated containers are produced daily because it is one of the most efficient transport containers for fresh food. , but waxed corrugated cardboard had no traditional recycling outlet until the Firelog Enviro-Log came in. Enviro-Log logs reduce the environmental impact of landfilling the WOCC and turn it into a log environmentally friendly for home heating and outdoor living. To compound the problem, waxed cardboard can also take up to 50 years to disintegrate in a landfill. Citing figures from Georgia’s Ministry of Natural Resources, McRoy added: ” Every 10,000 tons of waxed cardboard diverted from landfills is equivalent to (annually) 1,821 cars taken off the road, 29,277 barrels of oil saved, 181,033 trees saved and retains 48,953 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to enter the Earth’s atmosphere. It’s clear that produce and grocery retailers can make a huge environmental impact by participating in our recycling program. »
As part of its partnership with retailers, Enviro-Log’s 100% recycled logs are returned to retailers and put on shelves for sale. This process is referred to in the recycling industry as a “closed loop”. Enviro-Log’s closed-loop experience allows for a quick and easy program start-up allowing its retail partners to see immediate financial benefits.
“Our recycling program offers a win-win situation for retailers,” said Shawn Sapp, vice president of recycling for Enviro-Log Company. “Not only do we help retailers dramatically reduce their waste disposal costs and improve their environmental impact, but Enviro-Log provides value-added services to help retailers improve their sustainability and achieve their footprint goals. carbon. By forming a closed loop, including diverting waxed cardboard boxes for recovery and in turn selling Enviro-Log logs, retailers can achieve over 50% reduction in greenhouse gases instead of use landfill alternatives. Participating in this closed-loop recycling program allows retailers to prove to consumers that they are serious about helping the environment, and not just talking. Parties that have a supply of waxed cardboard (WOCC) should email [email protected]
Mike Thornton, Plant Manager for Enviro-Log Glendale, added: “Once operational, the facility will employ over 30 people and grow to almost 50+. We are looking for qualified candidates to apply for positions in our operations and production teams, including equipment operators, line workers, electrical and mechanical maintenance, logistics, shipping and more. Interested candidates can send their CV and an e-mail to [email protected]
Enviro-Log also manufactures Enviro-Log fire starters which are made of recycled eco-friendly wax which provide an alternative to kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids and ethanol-based gels. Enviro-Log also offers Color-Flame, a safe and simple way to add stunning color to your fires. Enviro-Flame Premium firewood is 100% natural and renewable firewood. Enviro-Log also offers a variety of specialty and seasonal items. Enviro-Log products are available at select major retailers in the United States and Canada, including Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Canadian Tire and many more.
Enviro-Log Company, LLC, a portfolio company of Summit Equity Group, is an environmentally responsible consumer products and recycling company. Enviro-Log is the largest waxed cardboard recycler in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured logs in the United States. Its logs are made from 100% recycled materials and burn cleaner than wood while providing 50% more heat per pound. Made from 100% recycled eco-friendly wax, Enviro-Log fire starters offer an alternative to kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids and ethanol-based gels. Enviro-Log also offers Color-Flame, a safe and simple way to add stunning color to your fires. Enviro-Flame Premium firewood is 100% natural and renewable firewood. Enviro-Log also offers a variety of specialty and seasonal items. Enviro-Log products are available at select major retailers in the United States and Canada. More information about Enviro-Log can be found at Enviro-Log.net. You can also follow Enviro-Log on Facebook www.Facebook.com/Envirolog, Twitter www.twitter.com/EnviroLogFireand Instagram www.instagram.com/envirologfire.
David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312) 780-7204, [email protected]
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