Sustainability Workshop shows how to turn waste into profit.August 31, 2012 -
By attending Green Manufacturer Network's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop, manufacturing executives can learn how to help sustain decreased waste disposal in landfills as well as increase company operations sustainability, eco-friendliness, and profitability. Taking place October 24 in Holland, MI, workshop will include presentation and plant tour at Haworth, Inc. that will let attendees see zero-waste-to-landfill program in action.
Workshop Offers Manufacturers Innovative Methods to Turn Waste into Profit
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
833 Featherstone Rd.
Rockford, IL, 61107
Press release date: August 27, 2012
Registration for Oct. 24th Event Available Online, Via Phone
ROCKFORD, Ill. - According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, disposal of waste to a landfill has decreased from 89 percent to 54 percent over the last 30 years.
Manufacturing executives can learn how to help keep this trend going and make their company's operations more sustainable, eco-friendly and profitable by attending the Green Manufacturer Network's Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Workshop October 24 in Holland, Mich. A presentation and plant tour at Haworth, Inc. will give attendees the opportunity to see a zero-waste-to-landfill program in action.
"It's really exciting that manufacturers are leading the nation's zero landfill effort, and even more exciting and gratifying to hear that their zero landfill and waste-to-landfill diversion achievements are yielding significant cost savings," said Kate Bachman, editor of Green Manufacturer magazine. "Manufacturers seeking help with their waste reduction and diversion programs have relayed that this informational and inspiration-packed workshop has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend it to everyone who contacts me for waste management information."
Haworth, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of office furniture and Organic Workspaces«, including raised access floors, moveable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood casegoods. Family owned and privately held, Haworth is headquartered in Holland, Michigan and serves markets in more than 170 countries through a global network of 600 dealers. The company had net sales of US $1.38 billion in 2011.
In 2012, Haworth announced that its Portugal manufacturing sites in Queluz and ┴queda achieved zero-waste-to-landfill. Portugal's recent achievement completed Haworth Europe's zero-waste-to-landfill initiative and made all three Haworth sectors (North America and Asia Pacific, 2009; Europe, 2012) waste-to-landfill free. To achieve this magnificent accomplishment, Haworth leaned heavily on the passion and inspiration of its team members the world over. For more information, visit www.haworth.com.
Cost to attend the event is $295. Green Manufacturer Network members can attend for $125. Registration is available via phone at 888-394-4362 or greenmanufacturer.net/event/Zero-Waste-to-Landfill-Challenge.
About FMA & Green Manufacturer Network Based in Rockford, Ill., the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) is a professional organization with members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and industry trade publications. Green Manufacturer Network (GMN), is a technology affiliate of the FMA. The mission of the GMN is to be the principal resource to advance sustainable manufacturing.
FMA Communications, Inc., the publishing affiliate of FMA, produces Green Manufacturer magazine, a bimonthly publication delivered to 55,000 manufacturing professionals that covers the process applications, products, and opportunities that manufacturers need to know about in order to run an effective green operation.