Meramec's Green Team is a dedicated team of employees from all areas of the company who meet on a regular basis to discuss and implement ways to make Meramec a more environmentally friendly company.
Approximately 75% of Meramec's waste is recycled.
The Items we recycle are scrap polyurethane, metal, batteries, electronics, paper, and plastics. Even our coffee grounds are used for compost!
To make this possible, we have partnered with various organizations, including Systech Environmental Corp. The majority of our waste is shipped to Systech's Cement factory and used in their cement kiln in place of coal. One ton of our waste is equivalent to burning 1.1 tons of coal.
Since the program’s inception, we have shipped over 3,700 tons of waste to Systech, which saves them from burning 4,070 tons of coal. With 3,700 tons of trash kept out of landfills, this partnership is a win for Meramec, Systech, and the environment.
Check out Systech's website if you would like more information on their recycling options.