Fond du Lac, Wisconsin headquarters is now a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ facility

Mercury Marine’s parts & accessories distribution centre at its Fond du Lac, Wisconsin headquarters is now a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ facility as part of the company’s ongoing campaign to advance its sustainability mission.

A taskforce charged with achieving the Zero Waste status undertook a months-long process of defining standards and measurements of waste output, and focused on reducing, reusing and recycling materials. The team adopted Zero Waste to Landfill standards set forth by the world’s leading zero-waste organisations.

The team developed procedures for ongoing monitoring and measuring of cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, wood, and various hazardous and non-hazardous materials generated as a result of the plant’s operations, and of the amount of these materials moved into the proper processes of reuse and recycling.

“People use and enjoy our products out in the world’s natural environments and we are driven to make the world cleaner and increasingly welcoming of those activities,” says Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We are thrilled to achieve the first Zero Waste to Landfill designation for one of our plants, and we will use the work we invested in this outcome as an inspiration and template for continued achievements in environmental stewardship.”

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