Green Bay, WI, April 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Earth Day has reached its 42nd birthday, and FEECO International will be celebrating Earth Day as it does every year: the same way they do every day. Though the “official” Earth Day comes only once a year, at FEECO, every day is Earth Day.
Earth Day was established 42 years ago by Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wanted to set aside April 22 each year for honoring and raising environmental awareness, and also to aid in the effort of putting regulations on toxins going into the environment.
While FEECO manufactures equipment for a variety of industries, developing processes and manufacturing equipment that takes aggregated waste and process by-products and turns them into value-added products has become a cornerstone at FEECO. FEECO has helped companies all over the world to divert process by-products and “waste” materials from landfills. “A lot of our waste to value customers have by-products that they had been throwing away, and eventually, the question arises, ‘can we do something of value with this?’” stated Ron Eichorn, FEECO Lab Engineer. “Things like sulfur stack emissions, fly ash, and steel sludge, can all be processed and either utilized accordingly, or recovered for valuable material that they may contain.”
FEECO recently announced that in order to keep up with all this waste transformation, they have developed a “waste counter:” a running count on the number of tons of waste that FEECO has helped divert from landfills to date. “It’s one thing to say you’ve diverted a lot of waste from landfills, but it’s pretty staggering to see the actual numbers,” said Nick Reckinger, Process and Bioresource Sales Engineer at FEECO. The waste counter can be seen on the homepage of their website.
FEECO also received the title of “Green Professional” from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program this year, an honor they don’t take lightly. Recognition as a Green Professional is the second highest tier in the Green Masters Program. Candidates are judged on a comprehensive range of sustainability issues from energy and natural resource use to education outreach and purchasing.
FEECO International is proud to do their part in acting as a sustainable business, helping to divert wastes from landfills, contributing to a better tomorrow. At FEECO International, Earth Day is not just once a year: it’s every day.