You may have heard us refer to ourselves as one of, if not the, greenest appliance dealer in the country; but what does that mean?
Bekins understands that a company our size has the potential to make a negative impact on our environment. That is why we have made it such a priority to reuse or recycle over 90% of all waste that go through our facility.
One of our favorite ways to help the environment and our community is to donate our items for new and creative uses. Here are a few recent recreations.
Cardboard Box Firetruck
Bekins recently donated large appliance boxes to Coopersville Public Schools. These boxes nurtured the imagination of local preschool children as they turned them into a firetruck!
Cardboard Box Robot
Coopersville Reformed Church was happy to have some of our cardboard boxes for their Vacation Bible School. The 5th graders turned them into fun structures that lined the hallways of the church.
For all items we are unable to reuse, we recycle! Our Coopersville Service and Distribution Center was specifically designed to be able to house the storage space, cardboard balers and other machinery necessary to recycle cardboard, cores, plastic ties and film, styrofoam and old appliances.
This is not a money making effort for us but we truly believe in the cause and enjoy seeing how large of an impact our recyclables are making.
Our recycling efforts from January through June of 2017 have helped save:
- 107,170 gallons of water
- 94,218 KWH of energy
- 1,209 gallons of oil
- 919 pounds of air pollution effluents
- 260 trees
- 51 cubic yards of landfill space
Below is a full report of what we have recycled and the resources saved for the first half of 2017.