The Waste Reduction and Technology Transfer Foundation
 

Reported Results

 

 
  A Sampling of Reported Results...

Based on WRATT Foundation recommendations,
  • A textile manufacturer reduced wastes by 5,200 tons/year, for an annual savings of $1.54 million.
     
  • A manufacturer of water meters switched to off-peak electrical power, for an annual savings of $100,000.
     
  • An auto body repair shop recycled 200 lbs of cardboard per month and recovered by distillation 35 gallons of paint thinner per month, for an annual savings of $4,500.
     
  • A manufacturer of steel trusses reduced steel scrap by 850 tons/year, for an annual savings of $550,000.
     
  • A sausage and food products company reduced water usage by 2.25 million gallons/month and recycled 40 tons of cardboard per week, for an annual savings of $470,000.
     
  • A manufacturer of electrical connectors reduced hazardous sludge by 185 tons/year, and recycled oil for an annual savings of $43,750.
     
  • A manufacturer of wooden furniture reduced Volatile Organic Compounds by 12,000 lbs/year and reduced general wastes by 14,400 lbs/year, resulting in an annual savings of $28,000.
     
  • A city school system reduced electrical and water usage, and initiated a recycling program, saving $36,700 per year.
     
  • A manufacturer of lumber and wooden pallets converted 9 million board feet of scrap wood per year to mulch, resulting in annual savings and sales increases of $78,000.
     
  • A manufacturer of tubular metal products installed capacitors to correct a low power factor, saving $84,000 per year.
     
  • A shipbuilding and repair company reduced landfilling, VOC's, scrap steel, and improved their sandblasting operation, saving $240,000 per year.
     
  • A fabric manufacturer reduced reactant usage and recycled used oil, saving $116,300 per year.


 
 

 

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