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Pilgrims Pride

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Coating

Industry: Food/Beverage Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Paint waste

Location: Dallas TX

No. of employees: 1600

Contact: Roger Asbury

Phone: 214-565-8277


Trained paint crew to scrape all paint out of 1-gallon cans (42) per month and properly reseal unused partial cans. We were wasting $2.18 of paint per gallon. Crew was also trained on shielding non-paintable areas.

P2 Application:

Home made paint can scraper, to insure all paint is used.

Environmental Benefits:

2,016 ounces less dried paint in the landfill.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

(1)Payback is seen on a weekly basis when paint is ordered. The eight-man paint crew was fully trained in less than two hours. (2) Chemical disposal costs can be expensive. The chemical must be profiled, transported and then disposed of. In some cases the chemical must be neutralized prior to disposal. (3) Savings for this facility alone is approximately $1,098.72 per year in reduced paint cost alone.

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