Meat Producer Cuts Water, Electricity Use
NSP said its environmental initiatives, introduced about a year ago, have also helped it recycle 900,000 pounds of corrugated cardboard and reuse 100 ink cartridges. The company said it has saved 40 trees by using less office paper.
NSP said that installing energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting has cut down on electricity use. And it has cut its use of new cotton gloves – needed to keep employees’ hands warm on the manufacturing floor – by 45 percent, through a new rewash and sterilization program.
The company says most of its water cannot be reused, but redirection and reuse of fluid from its condensing units has achieved the 7.5 percent water reduction.
“We strongly believe in our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle all materials we can. We have only been at this for a year and I am very proud of the results so far,” chief executive officer David S. Albright said.
Oklahoma-based NSP produces marinated food products for restaurants, food service and the military under the “Seared and Sealed” and “Steakhouse Certified” brands.
The company’s Responsible Stewardship page on its website covers three types of environmental initiatives: reduction, reuse and recycling.
In January 2010, 21 people in 16 states became ill in an E.Coli outbreak traced back to NSP. The company had recalled 248,000 pounds of beef products in December 2009, after the Department of Agriculture determined the meat posed an E. coli risk.
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls