Compatative photographs taken March 4 2009 at a munciple baseball field in Kingstreet, South Carolina, USA.
Compost was applied in the beginning of the winter of 2008 to the field, while no compost, but a commericial fertilizer (20:10:5 NPK) was applied to the outfield. As evidenced by the photos, the difference in the turf color, health and fulness is clear
Los Angeles Community College Trade Tech
LACC Trade Tech is an urban campus located in the center of City of Los Angeles CA.
LACCD Trade Tech Culinary program has 1800 chef's in training and decided that a Somat eCorect would help them save money and eliminate the organic waste. They were sending to the land fill. LACCD Trade Tech uses all the Campus Green Waste mixed with LACCD Trade Tech Culinary School Food Waste and makes their compost on the Colleges Urban Campus grounds. 12 tons of Food Waste and 8 tons of Green Waste are diverted every month from the landfill..
Recycling programs for businesses save money! The environmental benefits are clear, as are improved employee productivity and morale through the cleaner and more positive working conditions created. But recycling programs for businesses are true bottom line enhancers and are being done for fiscal advantages as much as social and environmental reasons. Can your business really afford to throw money away? These companies, municipalities, universities, colleges and schools realized they couldn't, and have increased their competitiveness as well as reducing their ecological footprint.
A brewer of Ontario in the Province of Ontario, Canada, has 6,000 employees and over a billion US dollars in annual sales. The company’s source reduction and recycling efforts have decreased disposal costs by 89%, which went from $1.5 million in 1992 to $170,000 in 1997.
Larry’s Markets in Seattle, Washington, saves approximately $41,000 annually through composting and rendering its organic discards.
Blue & Gold Fleet, LP in San Francisco, the leading ferry vessel transportation company in the Golden State, saves about $120,000 annually through its source reduction, recycling and sustainability efforts.
The City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California has almost 2,500 doctors, researchers, employees and volunteers who work on a 110-acre campus. Through reducing organics by “grass cycling,” using xeriscaping and other sustainable landscaping practices as well as recycling, the organization saves almost $15,000 annually.
The American Licorice Company in Union City, California saved $48,000 in 2002 alone through resource reduction and recycling.
Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, California, with approximately 9,000 employees, diverts more than 90% of what they used to landfill, and saves nearly a million dollars annually.
Interface, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, has implemented source reduction, recycling and sustainability initiatives and has saved more than $90 million since 1994.
A multitude of divisions within the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, California, have initiated sustainability and recycling programs, resulting in annual disposal cost savings of $350,000 or more for the company.
Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (REI), in Tustin, California, has become a true leader in both sustainability and competitiveness. With employee-run programs, they have saved more than $2.5 million in a single year.
Northstar-at-Tahoe, a ski resort in Truckee, California, saved over $28,000 in a five-month period through reduction and recycling.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, a 113-acre facility, has saved $60,000 a year largely through its composting program, and also with recycling efforts.
The Frito-Lay Modesto Facility, Modesto, California, has a multitude of organic resource management and diversion programs, and has saved more than $100,000 annually.
Trinchero Family Estates, a family-owned wine company in St. Helena, California, has saved as much as $750,000 annually through composting, recycling, and source reduction programs.
Byers' LeafGuard Gutter Systems in Grass Valley, California, has saved nearly $14,000 a year through recycling and source reduction programs.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s Sonoma County, California operations saved almost $140,000 in landfill fees in a single year thanks to recycling and diversion programs.
General Motors made one change that saves them $100,000 and earns them approximately $50,000 in revenues a day! The resource management measure that GM implemented was simply switching from wooden pallets to those made of recycled content corrugated cardboard. Worn or damaged pallets are easily recycled as well.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc., at its Headquarters Campus/L.A. Parts Distribution Center in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, saved more than more than $180,000 in fiscal year 2006 through avoided disposal costs from recycling and source reduction programs. The company’s returnable package initiative saves them over $5.5 million annually.
Cooper Wiring Devices in New York City and Long Island City, New York, earns $5,000 a year from recycling pallets, and saves approximately $15,000 a year recycling cardboard and paper,
The Seton Medical Center Coastside in Moss Beach, San Mateo, California, saved over $8,000 in disposal costs by implementing recycling and source reduction programs.
Yosemite Concession Services, Inc. in Yosemite National Park, California, saves over $100,000 annually by composting, recycling, and reducing its resource and energy consumption.
The Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake, California saves over $30,000 a year in avoided disposal costs.
The City of San Diego’s Ridgehaven Building uses 65% less energy since being renovated with sustainable systems and materials, resulting in annual utility cost savings of over $70,000.
Xerox Corp., in Rochester, New York, began implementing source reduction and recycling programs nearly two decades ago, and saves tens of millions annually in avoided costs. In 1998, Xerox saved $45 million in a single year.
The Playa Vista Project in Los Angeles, California, a 3,000 home development on a former Howard Hughes aircraft factory site, saved $2 million through resource management and sustainability programs.
The New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., a Toyota and General Motors manufacturing joint venture in Fremont, California, saves $20 million annually with a single program developed for replacing disposal containers with reusable ones. Further savings are achieved through a multitude of other source reduction and recycling programs.