23.58 tons of household weight collected
32.068 tons of waste materials prevented from winding up in a landfill
104.64 trees were saved in 2018
386,144 lbs of solvent waste was diverted from hazardous waste
Establish accurate, easy to use units of measure and track
Always consider “reduce, reuse, recycle” before waste-to-energy
Consider environmental ROI (eROI) vs. economic ROI ($ROI)
Audit all suppliers and waste streams
Going Green at Brewer Science
Going Green at Brewer Science
the sustainability journey
Going for green
Greencircle certified: zero waste to landfill
Despite already being a very green-centric company, becoming GreenCircle Certified: Zero Waste to Landfill didn’t happen overnight. The process put forth by GreenCircle was very challenging but rewarding at the same time.
Brewer Science has a long history of being committed to responsible waste management, starting over 20 years ago.
geothermal at Brewer science
Our world-class manufacturing facility in Vichy, Missouri features a closed-looped geothermal HVAC design that provides heating and cooling to the building.
Brewer Science recognizes its responsibility to conserve natural resources while providing safe, secure, and environmentally responsible solutions for customers throughout the world. Formerly known as the HSSE report, the Corporate Sustainability Report shares our health, safety, security, and environmental programs and performance metrics, as well as a look into our company and our people.
Waste Diversion from Landfill
36 vertical wells approximately 375 feet deep provide a sustainable source of heating and cooling of the office, manufacturing warehouse, shipping warehouse, and the QC clean room, while yielding energy and cost savings.
The system works by transferring energy stored in the earth into the building during the winter, and then transferring it out and into the ground during the summer.
Integrating geothermal energy speeds efforts to accomodate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines by reducing energy consumption associated with HVAC systems.
Despite already being a very green-centric company, becoming GreenCircle Certified: Zero Waste to Landfill didn’t come quite as easily as most would have suspected. Although we had many practices in place, it took some time to hit the 100% Zero Waste to Landfill mark.
Begin fuel blending
Begin mini-bin program
Community compactor installed
Covanta compactor installed
193.07 tons of solvent waste diverted from hazardous waste
104.64 trees were saved in 2018.
32.07 tons of waste diverted from landfills
23.58 tons of household waste collected
Fuel Blending Began
Mini-bin Program Began
Covanta Compactor Installed
Alerion (Solvent Reuse by 3rd Party Began)
Received GreenCircle Certification for the 1st Time
Purchased Renewable Energy Credits
Launched Green Chemistry Program
Purchased renewable energy credits
Brewer Science becomes GreenCircle Certified: Zero Waste to Landfll
Phoenix (Alerion) Project: began solvent reuse by third party
"Big Blue" trash compactor added to Rolla Campus
Mini-bin program featured in the Wall Street Journal
Brewer Science begins fuel blending
Launch Green Chemistry Program
Metal and poly drums
Plastics, paper, cardboard, metals
Hazardous waste disposal
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