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Green Initiative

Wausau Made's commitment to sustainability spans both our modern manufacturing processes and the products that we provide. We uphold high environmental standards in our operations and are constantly refining our practices to even further enhance our green initiatives. And we have the accolades to prove it.

Our Products

Just as Wausau Made is committed to sustainability, we're committed to providing sustainable products to our valued customers.

Numerous recycled materials can be integrated into a wide array of our site furnishings, resulting in an environmentally friendly product that also has a unique look.

For example, choose aggregates such as recycled porcelain, providing a new and innovative alternative for achieving your project’s environmental goals. Such products use porcelain that would otherwise be deposited in landfills, while providing credits toward your project’s LEED certification.

Our recycled glass composites offer another eye-catching and durable alternative. Using a unique formula, 100 percent recycled glass can be used in our concrete-based site furnishings. Each year, we use more than one million pounds of recycled glass aggregate in our products. We also use recycled metals for our metal site furnishings.

 

Our Processes

We avoid sending millions of pounds of waste to landfills each year through innovative processes that reuse excess materials that would otherwise be considered waste – including plastic, cardboard, paper, aluminum, packaging foam, wood pallets and more.

Our cutting-edge water recycling system allows us to use recycled water in all phases of our manufacturing process. In fact, we use each gallon of water eight times on average, allowing us to recycle tens of millions of gallons of water each year. The filter presses in our sophisticated water-filtration system reduce particles in wastewater when we manufacture concrete products.

We’ve also significantly increased the efficiency of our natural gas consumption by upgrading our plastic mold oven to use the latest technology, and we’ve installed a high-efficiency, energy-saving lighting system throughout our massive manufacturing facility.

Our commitment to energy efficiency and state-of-the-art systems is unwavering: We keep close monthly tabs on each pound of material that passes through our manufacturing processes in an effort to identify new ways to recycle byproducts and continually improve efficiency.