Rockline Meets ‘Zero Landfill’ Goal

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Rockline Industries, a manufacturer of wet wipe and coffee filter products, says it has achieved “zero landfill” status at its manufacturing facilities in Springdale, Ark., and Booneville, Ark.

“Over the past three years, Rockline has proven its commitment to environmental sustainability through a number of initiatives. By taking our Arkansas facilities to zero landfill, we have reinforced this commitment,” said Nick Santoleri, Rockline’s vice president of global wet wipes manufacturing. “But zero landfill is only the first step in dealing with the solid waste our facilities generate, and we will continue to focus our efforts on eliminating waste at its source.”

Through a partnership with Marck Recycling, all waste leaving Rockline’s two Arkansas facilities will be diverted from conventional landfills, and will either be recycled or incinerated for energy recapture. The waste-to-energy incineration will provide power to both residences and businesses in Tulsa, Okla.

“Taking the Springdale facility to zero landfill hasn’t been easy, and it has required a lot of hard work from many of our associates,” said Michael Gray, the facilities manager of Rockline’s Springdale plant. “I’m proud of this accomplishment as we do our part to divert our waste from landfill.”

Overall, Rockline estimated that 4,000 tons of solid waste will be diverted from landfills every year.