Earth Day was established 42 years ago by Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wanted to set aside April 22 each year for honoring and raising environmental awareness, and also to aid in the effort of putting regulations on toxins going into the environment.
While FEECO manufactures equipment for a variety of industries, developing processes and manufacturing equipment that takes aggregated waste and process by-products and turns them into value-added products has become a cornerstone at FEECO. FEECO has helped companies all over the world to divert process by-products and “waste” materials from landfills. “A lot of our waste to value customers have by-products that they had been throwing away, and eventually, the question arises, ‘can we do something of value with this?’” stated Ron Eichorn, FEECO Lab Engineer. “Things like sulfur stack emissions, fly ash, and steel sludge, can all be processed and either utilized accordingly, or recovered for valuable material that they may contain.”
FEECO recently announced that in order to keep up with all this waste transformation, they have developed a “waste counter:” a running count on the number of tons of waste that FEECO has helped divert from landfills to date. “It’s one thing to say you’ve diverted a lot of waste from landfills, but it’s pretty staggering to see the actual numbers,” said Nick Reckinger, Process and Bioresource Sales Engineer at FEECO. The waste counter can be seen on the homepage of their website.
FEECO also received the title of “Green Professional”
FEECO International is proud to do their part in acting as a sustainable business, helping to divert wastes from landfills, contributing to a better tomorrow. At FEECO International, Earth Day is not just once a year: it’s every day.