What Does JK Have in Common with 140 Elephants?

Regular readers know we are proud of our sustainability efforts across the company. Each year, we publish a report with the results of our eco-friendly practices. In 2013, we diverted more than 1,000 tons of materials from local landfills.

In 2013, JK diverted more than 1,000 tons of materials from landfills.
In 2013, JK diverted more than 1,000 tons of materials from landfills. Click to see a larger version of this image.

What type of materials, and how much, were we able to save from landfills?

  • Mixed Paper – 593,700 pounds
  • Metal – 652,020 pounds
  • Corrugated Cardboard – 359,651 pounds
  • Furniture – 294,900 pounds
  • Code 2/Wood – 166,580 pounds
  • E-Waste – 28,700 pounds
  • Mixed Plastic – 11,860 pounds

This year for Earth Day, we want to help you take part in our sustainability efforts. If you are interested in hosting an Earth Day event at your location, JK can provide e-cycling (for computers and other electronics or equipment), document destruction (i.e., paper shredding), or hard drive destruction. Please send JK an email and we can help organize an event for your company.

We are proud that we were able to divert 2,107,411 pounds of materials from area landfills through our recycling programs and initiatives in 2013. We look forward to furthering our efforts in 2014!

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