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Plant 6

A long history of recycling

Blum has a long history of efforts to minimize its impact on the environment, reduce waste and recycle as many materials as possible. Measures taken to truly protect the environment have proven beneficial in the long term, not only in lessening the environmental impact but also in improved efficiencies.

One of our ongoing efforts is to reuse materials wherever possible. We mix recycled material with virgin raw material in many of our production processes. Amounts vary depending on the effects of recycled material on strength and color. All zinc and nylon components are produced virtually waste-free in closed cycle processes, therefore there is almost no waste in the production of these items.

Materials recycled by Blum

  • Scrap metals like steel, copper and aluminum used in manufacturing
  • Injection molded plastic and zinc die-cast items
  • Wood pallets, containers and cabinets
  • All oils used in manufacturing
  • Corrugated cartons and paper
  • Unused shrink wrap material
  • Printer and copier toner cartridges
  • Computer equipment and cell phones
  • Aluminum cans and plastic bottles
  • Light bulbs

Other efforts

  • All internal material handling is done with reusable plastic or wooden containers
  • Manufacturing many of our products in the US means reduced transportation emissions (and lower costs)
  • Batteries, paint and refrigerant are properly handled by companies that specialize in these materials
  • All lights inside our plants are on timers to conserve electricity
  • Products manufactured in our plants in Austria have the ISO 14001 Environmental Certification
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