Retail product maker Rockline Industries Inc. has achieved zero landfill status at two Arkansas facilities.
Sheboygan, Wis.-based Rockline, which makes wet wipe and coffee filter products, said that through its partnership with Marck Recycling all waste from the company’s facilities in Springdale and Booneville is being recycled or incinerated for energy reuse. The waste-to-energy effort provides power to residences and businesses in Tulsa, Okla.
Overall, Rockline said in a news release it diverts an estimated 4,000 tons of solid waste from landfills every year. The zero waste initiative is part of the company’s goal of reducing the solid waste it sends to landfills 5 percentage points by 2015.
"Over the past three years, Rockline has proven its commitment to environmental sustainability through a number of initiatives. By taking our Arkansas facilities to zero landfill, we have reinforced this commitment," said Nick Santoleri, Rockline vice president of global wet wipes manufacturing. "But zero landfill is only the first step in dealing with the solid waste our facilities generate, and we will continue to focus our efforts on eliminating waste at its source."