We’ve all reached saturation at some point hearing about “green” this or “sustainable” that. They’re industry buzzwords that have permeated publications, newsletters and e-mail signature blocks so often it seems as though we’re inundated with them on a continual basis.
For many, frustration with the green movement is due to the sheer magnitude of the changes that must be made. It leaves one wondering where to start. Many changes require a significant investment of money or time, a major shift in operations, or all of the above. Sometimes, though, small changes can add up to make a significant impact.
For example, a test cylinder mold is a common sight in a precast plant. It’s an inexpensive item that gets ample use, but it’s not something that would be commonly associated with environmental responsibility.
The introduction of biodegradable test cylinder molds to the market, however, exemplifies how simple some “green” efforts can be. Just a small change – the biodegradable cylinders cost only slightly more than traditional plastic molds and maintain the same life span – has the potential to significantly reduce non-biodegradable refuse at a plant over time.
While it’s the more drastic, visible efforts that often get noticed in magazine articles and case studies (such as utilizing an alternative energy source or creating a tank for reuse of water runoff) smaller efforts are easier to quickly implement on a day-to-day basis while a precast concrete plant plans for more large-scale change.
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