Orbus prints over 26,000 square feet of display graphics each day, resulting in a large quantity of leftover cardboard cores from the rolls of paper used in the dye sublimation printing process. The size and weight of the cores made it difficult to find a suitable recycling situation.
Since May 2017, Orbus has recycled over 180,000lbs of cores, which have been turned into book covers, board games and boxes. Donco Solutions is conveniently located to Orbus’ Woodridge facility, allowing for easy pick up. Once picked up, the cores are brought to a waste paper plant or paper mill to be repurposed. Orbus is pleased to have found a partner in Donco and looks forward to a continued partnership with them.
“This partnership is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Donco President David Mendelson. “Orbus is able to maintain its environmentally friendly policy and Donco was able to open up a new market that will hopefully open other opportunities moving forward.”
As a company, Orbus places continuous focus on environmental protection, recycling, and reducing its carbon footprint. The partnership with Donco to recycle the leftover cores is the latest of the company’s efforts. Certified under the ISO 14001:2004 standard, Orbus is recognized as having the highest-level commitment to environmental protection.
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