Enviro-Log Company is opening a new recycling and manufacturing facility in Glendale, Arizona this summer.
The new facility will be dedicated to recycling waxed cardboard boxes (WOCC) and manufacturing its Enviro-Log products. The company plans to work directly with fruit and vegetable producers, grocery retailers and recyclers to recycle large volumes of WOCC from Arizona, California and all of the western United States.
Headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Enviro-Log is the largest recycler of WOCC in North America and the third largest producer of manufactured firelogs in the U.S.
Enviro-Log uses the recycled WOCC to manufacture firelogs that burn cleaner than wood (emitting 50 percent less greenhouse gasses, 30 percent less particulate emissions and 80 percent less carbon dioxide) while also providing 50 percent more heat per pound. Its recycling process saves tens of thousands of trees from being used as firewood and millions of pounds of WOCC from going into landfills every year. To date, Enviro-Log has worked with over 100 partners throughout North America and diverted over nearly half a billion pounds of WOCC from landfills.
“Millions of waxed corrugated cardboard containers are produced daily because it is one of the most efficient transport containers for fresh foods, however waxed corrugated had no traditional recycling outlet until the Enviro-Log Firelog came along,” said Ross McRoy, Enviro-Log’s founder and president.
“Enviro-Log Firelogs reduce the environmental impact from landfilling WOCC and turn it into an ecofriendly firelog for home heating and outdoor living. Compounding the problem, waxed cardboard can also take up to 50 years to disintegrate in a landfill.”
Citing figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, McRoy added, “Every 10,000 tons of wax cardboard diverted from landfills is equal to (annually) 1,821 cars off the road, 29,277 barrels of oil saved, 181,033 trees saved and keeps 48,953 Tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the earth’s atmosphere. Clearly produce and grocery retailers can make a huge environmental impact by participating in our recycling program.”
“Our recycling program offers a win-win for retailers,” said Shawn Sapp, Vice President of Recycling for Enviro-Log Company.
“Not only are we helping retailers significantly reduce their waste removal costs and improve their environmental impact, Enviro-Log provides value-added services to help retailers improve their sustainability and reach their carbon foot print goals. By forming a closed-loop, including diversion of waxed cardboard boxes for recovery and in-turn selling Enviro-Log Firelogs, retailers can achieve more than a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases instead of using landfill alternatives.”
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.