What is sustainability?
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations."
What is Mr. Chain doing?
M R Products, Inc. (M R Products), trade name Mr. Chain, recognizes its responsibility to promote conservation. We also recognize that, as a manufacturer of plastic products, we need to do whatever we can to promote recycling and reduce waste to increase sustainability. We are committed to the safety of the people who make our products, those who use our products, the protection of our planet and the environment we live in. Our processes and products reflect these fundamental philosophies. We have chosen to make environmental responsibility part of our corporate business operating philosophy, starting with these goals:
1. Waste minimization - M R Products uses a material handling system that maintains product purity and reduces waste. Any extra material produced as part of the manufacturing process is reused in another product. Significant improvements have been made to the manufacturing facilities in the last two years that reduce energy used for heating and cooling. M R Products installed its own water tower to recycle and reuse all the water used in the manufacturing process to cool the machinery. Additionally, more efficient lighting has been installed along with insulating all warehouse buildings to eliminate heat loss while increasing efficiency.
2. Consumer and employee safety - Colors used in the manufacturing process have been reformulated to eliminate heavy metals for the safety of consumers. These standards meet or exceed all federal and state requirements for product safety. We have instituted safety training for all our employees and plans are underway to add additional fire prevention and protection to our facilities.
3. Recycling - Almost all our products are made from high density polyethylene. Therefore, we have added the following international recycling symbol to the bases of all our posts and stanchions. All scrap material is reused and with consistent efforts of all employees, new recycling practices have been implemented and are continually executed.
Our current environmental policies and practices serve to protect our employees, our customers and the sustainability of our planet. We will actively maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations to develop even more efficient systems and formulations. M R Products, Inc., trade name Mr. Chain, will continue to factor safety, conservation, recycling, and sustainability in meeting the needs and standards of the future.