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Recycling

Degesch America, Inc. recycles more and more materials each year.  For calendar year 2017 as a company we recycled a total of 127,845 pounds of material that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.  The breakdown by material recycled was:

  • Cardboard/paper – 31,734 pounds
  • Aluminum – 57,147 pounds
  • Steel – 34,204 pounds
  • Other – 1,760 pounds

Degesch America, Inc. embraces the importance of environmental stewardship and it’s role in protecting the world we all live in.

 

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Each year more than 250,000,000 pounds of solid waste are generated in the USA.   Most of this waste, about 65%, makes its way to public and private landfills. Degesch America, Inc. (DAI) is committed to being a corporate steward of the natural resources of our planet and as a result, we have placed additional emphasis our recycling program.  Since its inception, the DAI Recycling Program has diverted more than 1,000,000 pounds of waste from landfills.  For calendar year 2016, we recycled 30,000 lbs. of paper/cardboard, 60,000 lbs. of aluminum and 105,000 lbs. of steel.  We are proud of this effort and will strive to generate even less waste going forward.

Dallas Van Lear and Lenny Tolley monitor fumigant concentrations during our most recent fumigation for Well of Hope.

Dallas Van Lear and Lenny Tolley monitor fumigant concentrations during our most recent fumigation for Well of Hope.

Periodically, Degesch America, Inc. donates  fumigation services to Well of Hope.  Among one of the many things these folks do is collect shoes and ship them to Kenya to benefit widowed women.

As stated on their website; “Well of Hope International (WOHI) Shoe Project is collecting all of the shoes that you can donate. Everything from old (but still nice) to brand new shoes are being accepted on a local basis and shipped to Kenya. Once the shoes arrive in Kenya they are used for the benefit of the widows and orphans of WOHI.  So, if you have any old shoe that are just lying around collecting dust, brand new ones that don’t fit, or if you feel led to donate your best shoes, we can guarantee that they will be put to good use”.

You can learn more about this work at the following link: http://wellofhope.org/  Under projects select Kenya Project then Shoe Project