Fujitsu to Adopt Casella Waste System’s Power of Three(TM) Closed Loop Recycling System
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA), a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, reaffirmed its commitment to being a leader in sustainability by joining Casella Waste Systems Power of Three(TM) closed loop recycling service. The Power of Three is Casella’s newest solution for its customers who are intent on bringing a new meaning to the term “zero-waste.”
The Power of Three is premised off of picking up a customer’s recycling, processing that recycling into new products, and then providing those products back to the customer in the form of new hand towels, tissue paper, and toiletry items. Fujitsu’s program is accomplished through a partnership with Casella, Foley Distributing, and SCA paper that redefines closed-loop recycling.
Fujitsu was the first in Clinton County to combine the Power of Three(TM) with Casella’s Zero-Sort(R) program. With Zero-Sort(R), all Fujitsu’s paper, plastic, glass, and metal are combined together in one single container. Casella’s Zero-Sort processing facility located in Rutland, VT mechanically sorts all of the material. Once sorted, the baled paper will travel just 45 miles to the SCA plant in Glens Falls, New York to be made into 100% recycled paper content products that will then be delivered back to Fujitsu by Foley Distributing.
Businesses that have converted over to Zero-Sort(R) typically see a 20-40% or more improvement in their recycling efforts. This typically saves them money on disposal costs, time in sorting, and streamlines their collection processes internally. Using Zero-Sort(R) Fujitsu has incredibly reduced the amount of waste they send to the landfill from 52% of their waste stream to only 3%. Aiming to improve, Fujitsu implemented Zero-Sort(R) bags in April 2012. Shrink wrap is collected in bags and put in the Zero-Sort(R) container. These Zero-Sort(R) bags help to recycle material that would have normally been thrown out as waste, pioneering yet another move toward a zero-waste facility.
“Fujitsu is very excited to be part of the Zero-Sort(R) Recycling Program and now The Power of Three Program with Casella Waste System,” stated Terry Beyer, Plant Manager of Fujitsu Plattsburgh facility. “Working with Casella’s Power of Three system, we are on a clear path to truly reusing our waste. It is exciting to be part of such an important and impactful effort.”
Casella is very hopeful for the future of this program and the positive impact it will have on the environment and its customers. “One of our goals as a company is to help our customers ensure that as few resources as possible are wasted,” said John Casella, Chairman and CEO of Casella. “We are intent in our mission of taking the things our customers do not want and transforming them back into things that they do. Our partnership with Foley Distributing and SCA Paper allows us to do just that.”