Atlas Sales Inc. recycles 250 tons of cardboard, aluminum cans and glass every year
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Atlas Sales Inc., a beer distributor serving Calhoun County, is renewing its commitment to protecting Michigan’s air, land and Great Lakes this Earth Day. In the past, the distributor installed energy efficient lighting and moved to a nearly 100 percent paperless system to reduce its carbon footprint and currently recycles 250 tons of cardboard, cans and glass every year.
“Nearly everything that goes out on our trucks every day, from cardboard cases of beer to aluminum cans and glass bottles, eventually find their way back to our warehouse where they are recycled,” said Bud Dunn, Atlas Sales Vice President. “We’re proud to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint while serving customers throughout Calhoun County.”
Along with the near-constant recycling of cardboard, aluminum and glass, Atlas Sales Inc. has also transitioned to energy efficient lighting and operates electric forklifts in its warehouse and works almost exclusively with plastic, reusable pallets, which are better for the environment.
“We pride ourselves on using innovative cutting-edge, technology like electric-powered forklifts that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a healthier workplace for our employees,” Dunn said. “We are constantly looking for ways to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiencies so we can help protect our state’s most precious resources.”
Atlas Sales Inc. recycles 224 tons of glass, 30 tons of cardboard and 350,000 pounds of aluminum cans and bottles each year through its in-house recycling facility. Since converting to energy efficient lighting in 2014, the distributor has saved 50,000 kilowatts of power annually.