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Sustainability for the long haul

Wastequip has dedicated itself to leading the way on sustainability and setting new waste industry standards for eco-friendliness.

September 1, 2022

When it comes to sustainability in the waste management industry, Wastequip, as North America’s leading manufacturer of waste handling equipment, feels a clear responsibility to provide its customers with eco-friendly product options. However, the company’s commitment to sustainable products and practices goes well beyond that. Wastequip has dedicated itself to leading the way on sustainability and setting new waste industry standards for eco-friendliness. Of course, the most powerful way to lead is by example, and Wastequip and its family of brands are striving to do just that.

Through Wastequip’s Core program, it is implementing a variety of sustainability efforts. Toter’s Project 25 initiative outlines the brand’s commitment to reducing the amount of virgin resin used in its entire cart-manufacturing operation by 25 percent. Virgin resin use represents the most substantial environmental liability in the makeup of Toter’s carts, accounting for more than 60 percent of the carts’ environmental impact. According to a 2020 study by Resource Recycling Systems, taking this step will help reduce Toter’s carbon footprint by 9 percent per cart. With Project 25, Toter two-wheeled carts are even more well-suited for responsible residential waste management than ever before.

The company says it also makes it easy for its customers to be more sustainable. Toter’s cart buy-back program provides credit to users for recycling their qualified used carts. Toter will give users a flat-rate credit per pound on usable material toward their next Toter order in exchange for turning in their old carts via the program.

To learn more about the company's commitment to taking the lead on sustainability in the waste industry click here.