Sustainability is rightly becoming the increasing focus of attention in our society. Responsible use of raw materials and energy is not only a financial but also a moral imperative. It is the responsibility of our generation to ensure that our children inherit a liveable environment. This realisation is certainly not new in our company. Van Keulen Interieurbouw already introduced measures which make a positive contribution to the environment in the last millennium.
Separation at the source
In our company, all waste is separated at source. Each department has bins for paper, plastic, wood, metal and other waste. The bins are emptied into our indoor container storage. Full paper and plastic press containers are exchanged, and the content is recycled. The metals undergo a second sorting, during which a distinction is made between coated and uncoated metals. The different metals, such as steel, stainless steel and aluminium, are offered separately for recycling.
Waste wood is fuel
The waste wood that can be labelled clean is transported from production via the shredder to a silo. This waste wood is used to heat two sawdust incinerators, three buildings (over 30,000m²) and two degreasing baths in the powder coating plants.
Cleaning, cooling and flushing with rainwater
During the construction of the logistics centre in 2001, a basement was built with a capacity of 1,000 m3. Here, the rainwater from the enormous roof (10,000 m2) is collected, meaning that the two degreasing plants mentioned above no longer have to run on tap water. This water is also used for flushing the toilets in the main building