Scholle highlights sustainability successes at plants in Schalbach, France, Breda, the Netherlands, and Gateshead, England; successes include paperboard and plastic recycling achievements, reductions in greenhouse gases, waste reduction and more

NORTHLAKE, Illinois , July 2, 2014 (press release) – Sustainability is an element of our culture at Scholle. Our sustainability goals are not only a global level initiative; they are enforced at a local level as well. All of our facilities understand the importance of giving back to the community and taking care of the environment.

Let’s take a look at what our plant facilities in Europe have accomplished so far this year!

Schalbach, France:

  • 48 tons of cardboard and 60 tons of plastic have been recycled since 2000 and 2009 respectively
  • Lamp repairs reduced electricity power wattage from 1750 Watts to 464 Watts
  • Annual donations to the local fire department and World Food Day
Breda, Netherlands
  • Electricity consumption is entirely from renewable resources which is equivalent to a CO2 reduction of 1,500 tons per year
  • Gas used for heat in the winter is now “green”. The CO2 is compensated for 100%.
  • Compressor units were replaced and an IFC controller was installed which lead to savings of 228,546 kWh (kilowatt hours)
Gateshead, England
  • Sensor lighting was installed in offices
  • Waste was reduced to 13% landfill with a target of August 2014 to be landfill free
  • Donation to local Gateshead Food Bank and Local Bobby Robson cancer charity

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