English
English
Español
Français

UP TO THE MINUTE

By The GLO Group. Five ways to use AI to improve ...
ToolBelt expands market reach with industry veteran at the helm ...
Read More
CCS-OpenForBusiness-Sidebar
Xipre - Sidebar Ad - Transluscent Solutions
ABC (American Building Components) - Sidebar Ad
McElroy Metals - Sidebar Ad - May 2022
McCormack - Sidebar - Succession and Exit Planning - Watch Now
MBCI - Sidebar Ad - Quote Order Build
MetalCoffeeShop
English
English
Español
Français

Stop The Waste: Choose Metal

Vicwest Stop the waste
February 2, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

By Vicwest. 

Vicwest is committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes from the roof into the landfill. 

One of the great advantages of metal roofing is how much the product cuts down on waste. While every year, 20 million tons of asphalt find their way into North American landfills, metal can be endlessly recycled and reused. Rather than being a roofing material that will take 300 years to decompose, most steel products contain upwards of 30% recycled content and are infinitely recyclable at the end of their life. 

At Vicwest, through one facet of our Planet Passionate program, has been to reduce the waste we generate during the manufacturing process of our products. During this time, we’ve reduced the amount of waste we produce that goes to landfill to 60%, with the remaining 40% being recycled. This year, our goal is to reduce our waste even further, with only 40% of it going to landfill. With our target of 0 by 2030. 

To put this into context, back in 2016 we sent 240 tons of waste to landfill. Through our waste management efforts, last year we had reduced our waste overall by 100 tons – of which we recycled 60 tons so only 90 tons went to landfill. All of our scrap or defective steel will be recycled and reused. 

Some of the ways that we’ll achieve this is by radically minimizing our consumption of lumber by redesigning our transport crates so they use less wood. A side benefit of this lumber project has been that it lightens the weight of every truck leaving our facility, which improves fuel efficiency.  

Learn more about Vicwest in their directory or visit vicwest.com. 

Original article source: Vicwest 

About Vicwest 

Vicwest Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building construction products for agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential markets. With approximately 3,000 customers and 500 dedicated employees, we are positioned for growth in domestic and North American markets. Vicwest Inc. is a division of the Kingspan Group of Companies doing business as Vicwest Building Products.



Recommended For You


Comments

There are currently no comments here.

Leave a Reply

Commenting is only accessible to RCS users.

Have an account? Login to leave a comment!


Sign In
Cotney Consulting Group - Banner Ad - Live Estimating Training
English
English
Español
Français

UP TO THE MINUTE

By The GLO Group. Five ways to use AI to improve ...
ToolBelt expands market reach with industry veteran at the helm ...
Read More
Indiana Metal - Sidebar - Wood Grain Steel
McElroy Metals - Sidebar Ad - May 2022
RPS - Sidebar Ad - Giveaway
Xipre - Sidebar Ad - Transluscent Solutions
Instant Roofer - Sidebar Ad - Free Leads May 2024
Vicwest - Sidebar Ad - New Bellara Ad