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November 22, 2011
Enviro-Log Inc. is expanding its recycling program by recycling the waxed cardboard containers from its Enviro-Log firelogs and establishing a closed loop with the product.
In partnership with retailers, the eco-friendly consumer products and recycling company diverts old waxed cardboard containers from the landfill and routes them to Enviro-Log's production facility at its headquarters in Fitzgerald, Ga. Enviro-Log then takes the waxed cardboard and turns it into its earth-friendly firelogs. Often 100 percent recycled product goes back to retailers to be resold, the company said in a news release.
Enviro-Log has worked with more than 100 partners throughout North America and diverted more than 150 million pounds of waxed cardboard from landfills.
"Our recycling program offers a win-win for retailers,” said Enviro-Log President Ross McRoy. “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.”
Enviro-Log uses 100 percent recycled waxed cardboard, typically used to transport fruits and vegetables to grocery stores and restaurants, to make its earth-friendly firelogs that the company claims burn cleaner than wood and provide 50 percent more heat per pound.
News Editor, Waste360
Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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