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Motorola

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Waste Collection

Industry: Electronics Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Solid Waste

Location: Seguin TX

Contact: Michael L. Scott

Phone: (210) 372-7380



Description:

During 1990 the employees of Motorola, Seguin formed a recycling team. It is called RRR, short for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The goal of the RRR Team is to eliminate the disposal of wastes in the sanitary landfill by reducing, reusing, and recycling. The key to our success in recycling has been the willingness of employees to separate their recyclable materials and deposit them in the appropriate containers. ACCo Corporation and Vista Fibres of San Antonio collect the sorted materials. We send cardboard, aluminum cans, computer paper, styrofoam, plastic reels, office paper, and other plastics and paper materials.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Presently, we send three eighteen wheelers per week to recycling centers. During the last seven months it has added up to 1.5 tons of aluminum cans, 5 tons of computer and ledger paper, 100 tons of cardboard, and 24 tons of plastic and styrofoam. Earnings have exceeded $4,000 as well as a 20% reduction in garbage disposal costs. The RRR Team is presently reviewing additional opportunities for waste minimization.

Source: TCEQ



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