Go Green and Save Green in the DC
There are many initiatives that managers can take in the warehouse or distribution center that will help their facilities go green and reduce costs.
(Boonton, NJ, February 4, 2010) Before the economy took a turn in late 2008, green initiatives were all the rage. And while sustainability hasn't dropped off the radar, most companies are looking for initiatives that are green and help reduce costs at the same time.
"At the end of the day, people are still in business to make money," says Lou Cerny, a vice president at consulting firm Sedlak.
In the February issue of industry newsletter Distribution Center Management, Cerny notes that there are plenty of small, green initiatives you can undertake in the DC. Among his suggestions: Stop flushing away your money.
Replacing your current urinals with waterless urinals sounds like a joke, but Cerny says the savings you can get from it are pretty serious. The waterless urinals cost approximately $250 to $500 to install, but typically, there is an annual savings of 20,000 to 45,000 gallons of water per urinal. And that can lead directly to savings on both the purchase and disposal of water.
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