Zero Waste to Landfill
Currently, Essex Furukawa has completed this initiative at eight facilities and is working towards achieving Zero Waste to Landfill at all facilities globally, and within our downstream management operations. By achieving this status globally we can reduce our environmental impact caused by the disposal of materials and turn waste into a valuable resource through beneficial reuse.
Essex Furukawa baseline analysis has found eight of 14 plants are now certified as Zero Waste to Landfill.
Diversion at 3 Plants
We are able to verify that our plants in Serbia, Japan, and Bramsche are at 100% Zero Waste to Landfill.
Between recycling, waste to energy efforts, and wastewater treatment our diversion from landfill is 96.7% globally.
Zero Waste Goal
Our goal is to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill across all of our plants by the end of 2023.
‘Crushing’ a Supply Chain Issue
Greening Phenolic Production
Looking at formulaic composition through each step of our supply chain is another example of the commitment made to sustainability.
MPC Saves 30,000 Gallons of Water
As a result of the new practice, the MPC is saving almost 30,000 gallons of water annually. A reduction of 75% as it had previously been using 40,000 and it is now down to just 10,000.
Franklin (IN) Magnet Wire Plant already achieved 100% diversion rate. Torreón (Mexico) Magnet Wire Plant was rated at 99%, while the Chemical Processing Facility in Fort Wayne (IN) scored a 98%. Of the other plants in North America, two – Fort Wayne (IN) and Simcoe (Canada) – both just missed the threshold with 97% and 96% diversion rates, respectively. The Metals Processing Center located in Columbia City (IN) was rated at 90% and the Franklin (TN) Magnet Wire plant was rated at just 83% on its Zero Waste to Landfill assessment.
Zrenjanin (Serbia) and Bramsche (Germany) were determined to be at 100% diversion rate. Bad Arolsen (Germany) was 98%, with 1.47% waste being created by downstream waste management and could be improved upon to reach over 99%.
Kameyama (Japan) assessment was returned with 100% diversion rate. Suzhou (China) was analyzed to have 99% diversion. Almost the entirety of its 1% remaining was perishable waste and a recommendation to begin composting was made.