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.
Environmental protection measures
Resource and energy management measures include heat recovery systems, building insulation, intelligent heating control systems, ground water cooling and energy efficient lighting systems with LED technology. These measures have been pursued for decades.
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
Blum is certified to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. This international standard outlines best energy management practices worldwide and helps us reduce energy costs and greenhouse gases.