15273 Wed, 09/24/2008 - 11:58am
BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions has committed to reaching zero waste in its manufacturing operations by 2010.
By that date, every aspect of the company’s operations—from product design to manufacturing, packaging and shipping—will be involved in reaching the zero-waste goal. Hollander has had recycling programs in place for some time, and have now been expanded at its plants to include corrugated boxes, bale wrappings, plastic strapping, soda bottles, cans and paper. According to a Hollander statement, the company is now recycling more than 250,000 pounds of materials each year at its facilities.
Hollander has also eliminated 4.2 million square feet of corrugated boxes and 2.3 million cubic feet of shipping space, resulting in 400 fewer truckloads for product shipments.
“What we are doing is integrating a new way of thinking into our entire operation,” said Jeff Hollander, chief executive officer. “Over the past 18 months, the company has engaged its employees and experts to develop a holistic program that will help us reach our zero-waste goal.”