Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, is pleased to announce that year to date it has recycled 77.3 percent of its total waste. To help in the continued recycling efforts, Orbus recently partnered with Donco Recycling Solutions to recycle cardboard cores left over after the company’s dye-sublimation printing process. Orbus prints over 26,000 sq. ft. 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 180,000 lbs. of cores, which have been turned into book covers, board games and boxes. Donco Solutions is conveniently located to Orbus’ Woodridge, Ill., 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,” says David Mendelson, Donco president. “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.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading, privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular exhibit and display products, graphics and solutions. Companies and brands within the group include Orbus365, SignPro Systems, Origin and Nimlok. Orbus is a proud member of the ISA, SGIA, ASI, PPAI, UPIC, SAGE and EDPA; the company boasts G7 Master IDEAlliance certification and is registered to ISO 9001:2008 for the highest manufacturing quality standards and ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental management system and “green” efforts. Orbus’ supply and manufacturing facilities are in Woodridge, Ill., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more info, visit www.orbus.com.