The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes organizations for their outstanding leadership in waste prevention and diversion, and this past November, one of Systech’s customers, Faultless Brands, won the EPA’s WasteWise Award for outstanding recycling and Zero Landfill efforts.
At the end of 2014, Systech, a Geocycle unit, partnered with Faultless Brands—whose products range from starch (Faultless Starch, Niagara Starch) to cleansers (Bon Ami) to candles (Trapp), gardening tools (Garden Weasel), and more—on a project to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill by diverting solid waste from the company’s operations. Sustainable co-processing of this waste through Systech/Geocycle facilities ensures complete material recycling and energy recovery leaving no residues for landfills.
Since the program’s inception, Faultless Brands has diverted more than 300 tons of waste from the landfill, resulting in a reduction in greenhouse gases, including more than 2,000 Metric tons of carbon dioxide. The company has diverted 97% of its waste from landfills and is continuing the efforts into the new decade to further increase that number.
Additionally, Faultless Brands works with other local businesses in Kansas City, MO, where they’re based, to also help divert their waste from the community’s landfill. Systech is proud to be part of this effort, which led to Systech’s Kansas City facility collecting more than 111 tons of material to be co-processed.
Systech Environmental Corporation is a trusted federal, state and local agency partner with strong processes, controls and expertise as well as technical and chemical analytical services that help manage our customers’ waste responsibly. We believe that collaboration, creative thinking and open-mindedness are the bedrocks for developing workable, sustainable and impactful solutions. Together with our customers we continue to strive for a zero-waste future and we look forward to continuing this mission by partnering with clients, such as Faultless Brands, who are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.