At FP International, we
continuously look for ways to make operations more
environmentally friendly. Since 1985, we have had energy
reduction programs in our manufacturing plants developing ways
to reduce our energy usage. This includes adjusting plant
temperatures by zones, installing timers and motion sensors that
turn lighting and equipment on and off, and utilizing energy
efficient lighting and motors. We work cooperatively with local
utilities during power shortages to lessen our energy use. With
our fleet of trucks we have switched to light weight cabs and
trailers, speed governors, wind fairings, and idle shut-offs to
improve fuel efficiencies.
In 1991, our new FP
Headquarters also utilized timers and sensors, as well as
skylights for natural lighting, and using drip irrigation to
reduce water usage on native drought resistant plants to reduce
our resource consumption.
In manufacturing, FP looked at
density reduction programs to limit material entering the waste
stream and we use state-of-the-art pollution abatement equipment
to limit pollution emitted into the atmosphere. In all of our
plants, since the mid-90ís, we have had comprehensive waste
reduction/recycling programs. While manufacturing, we are able
to reuse 99% of our manufacturing scrap by reintroducing and
recycling the material back into the process. Our foam line
contains a high percentage of reused scrap and waste. FP sells
its scrap to 3rd party recyclers, when we are unable to find use
for the scrap ourselves.
*Biodegrades in 1 to 5 years or more, depending on conditions, when in the presence of microorganisms.
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