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Rockline Industries reduces greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste from wipes operations

It is the company’s sixth annual report since it launched its environmental sustainability programme in 2008.

13th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sheboygan, WI

Sustainable, Medical/Hygiene, Packaging, Industrial

The company decreased its emissions by continuing to replace its forklifts with battery-electric models, and by expanding the geothermal heating and cooling system in its 1.2 million-square-foot production facility in Booneville, AR— moves, which contributed to a 22% overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing the Rockline goal of a 15% reduction by the end of fiscal year 2015.

The company also significantly exceeded the five-year Rockline goal of reducing solid waste in its wipe operations by 20%, with an actual reduction of 39%, due to a dedicated focus on measuring, reducing and eliminating waste from all steps in the manufacturing process.

Sustainability programme

It is the company’s sixth annual report since it launched its environmental sustainability programme in 2008. It analyses successes, challenges and progress toward the company’s 2015 goals in the areas of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater, solid waste, landfill and emissions from outbound transportation.

“As in our previous reports, we have provided a transparent view of the company’s progress toward our sustainability targets. Transparency drives us internally and allows our stakeholders to understand our achievements and challenges,” said Randy Rudolph, president of Rockline Industries.

Rockline Industries

Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, WI. It is one of the largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, health care, industrial and institutional wet wipes.

With manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, England and South China, Rockline has repeatedly created first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer, and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwoven industry.

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