Earth Day 2020: One Company Making a Difference with Recycling EffortsApril 10th, 2020 by Emmariah Holcomb
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Hy-Lite is sharing information on the company’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. The company, who manufactures acrylic block windows and panels, started its recycling efforts in 2007. When the company’s shipping supervisor, Myra Moore, got involved in 2015, additional attention was focused on enhancing the program, according to the company.
“I truly believe we contribute to spoiling the earth with some of our lifestyle choices,” says Moore. “This can be turned around and slowed down. I think recycling is the start. That’s why I got more involved in our company efforts.”
Moore’s dedication to recycling has spawned more awareness and involvement amongst coworkers. Meanwhile, every item is scrutinized at the company for the possibility of recycling or reusing.
“Right now we’re regrinding and selling the scrap vinyl from our window frames,” says Moore. “One of the most important ways we save is by reusing packaging materials from incoming supplies. We now salvage that material to ship our own product.”
According to Moore, the passion for recycling has caught on at Hy-Lite. One employee takes home 55-gallon empty drums that silicone comes in. He recycled 96 drums in one year.
“As long as there are places that will take recyclable materials, we all have a choice. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to reduce, recycle and reuse,” Moore said. “This gives our company the opportunity to be environmentally friendly while saving on dumpster fees and some packaging costs. This is a win-win situation.”