We often recycle material by shipping it to a recycling plant. It is certainly a great way to help save the environment. However, Bekins recently found a way to reuse some material and help local school children at the same time.
BIG BOX FIRE TRUCKS
Brian, our Coopersville Warehouse Coordinator, recently delivered some big boxes to the Coopersville Area Public Schools. The boxes once protected some of our biggest appliances, now they are nurturing the imagination of local preschool children. Members of the school used their art skills to transform the boxes into large fire trucks that now reside in Alex Marin’s West Elementary Preschool classroom.
“It is really cool, the kids love it,” Marin said. “It gets used every single day and the children are thrilled about it.”
Marin also said that the Preschool staff is “extremely grateful” that Bekins not only donated the boxes, but also delivered them to the school.
We are happy to see a carboard box, that would have normally been crushed in a baler and sent off to a recycling plant, be reused in such a helpful way right here in our West Michigan community.
WE RecyclE each day as michigan’s greenest appliance dealer
We work hard every day to reduce our carbon footprint at Bekins. Our Coopersville Operations Center was built to house the storage space, cardboard balers and other machinery necessary for us to recycle over 90 percent of all waste that goes through our facility! That includes cardboard, cores, plastic ties, film, styrofoam and even old appliances.
It requires an extensive amount of space and money, but it is completely worth it when we are able to make such a large impact on the environment. Our efforts have helped save 2,330 gallons of oil; 159,880 gallons of water; 162,185 Kilowatt Hours of energy; 1,370 pounds of air pollution effluents; 85 cubic yards of landfill space and 388 trees.
Look below to see a complete breakdown of how much our Coopersville Operations Center recycles in one year and how it helps our planet.