Our Environmental Philosophy
At Busch Systems, our core philosophy of ‘People, Planet, Product’ is central to our values and corporate culture. Specifically, in our sustainability practices, we recognize that by constantly striving to reach a higher standard of environmental accountability, we can encourage our colleagues, suppliers and clients to do the same. By making a conscious commitment to be eco-responsible in our business practices, Busch Systems aims to be sustainably impactful in communities on a local, national and worldwide level.
OUR JOURNEY IN SUSTAINABILITY
We take our sustainability efforts seriously! As part of our annual planning process at Busch Systems, we have always set sustainability goals for our company to achieve. Our yearly sustainability report allows us to outline, critically evaluate, and share progress towards these goals. We are always looking to set the bar higher in order to reach and surpass our objectives. We look forward to sharing our sustainability journey with you!
To Learn More About Our Sustainable Initiatives
A huge part of what we believe in here at Busch Systems is supporting our customers beyond the bin. Our Waste Diversion Team offers consulting services that will ensure your waste reduction and sustainability efforts are the best they can be!
Waste Diversion Specialist
Waste Diversion Specialist
Mikayla Richards Waste Diversion Coordinator
Green Thinking Webinar Series
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we love sharing our passion and expertise with others. Through our webinars, case studies, blogs, and vlogs you are sure to gain valuable knowledge on current topics in the recycling industry.
Our Recycled Content
If there’s no commitment on our side as consumers of resin, then we’ll never clean up the oceans, we’ll never stop the landfills, we’ll never do all the right things that we should be working toward. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s not the cheapest way to do things, but, ethically, it’s the right way to do things.
- John Lajner, R&D Manager
We are consistently innovating to make our products as sustainable as possible... meaning, we make our containers from as much yogurt containers, milk jugs, retired recycling bins, scrap metals, and any other recycled content we can source. If it’s been recycled in a bin at your curb or facility, it may be in the very bins you get from us! Our list of containers made from recycled content is continuously growing, with some being made from 100% post-consumer material!
Here Is Our Current Lineup of Products With 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Content!
RECYCLING YOUR BINS
COMPLETING THE LIFE CYCLE
OF YOUR PLASTIC CONTAINERS
At Busch Systems, our plastic products have been designed with longevity in mind. However, there are many factors that may require your containers to be removed or replaced such as program updates, general wear and tear or even a décor change. When such a change happens, Busch Systems encourages you to complete the life cycle of your plastic container and recycle it with a provider in your area.
1. Look on the bottom of your plastic container to locate the Resin Identification Code. The RIC appears in the form of a number surrounded by three arrows that form a triangle. Numbers range from 1 to 7 and help indicate the type of plastic resin that was used when the container was made. This number is important to determining where to recycle your container!
2. Visit earth911.com which houses an extensive ‘Where To Recycle’ index.**
3. Choose ‘plastic’ from the selection of materials, the appropriate RIC number for ‘rigid plastics’
and input your Zip Code before hitting the search button.
4. You will be directed to a list of nearby centers that list rigid plastics as accepted.
We highly recommend that you call your selected center to confirm acceptance.
*Busch Systems is not affiliated with Earth911.com, its subsidiaries or partners. The above is for educational and informational purposes only and Busch Systems does not assume responsibility or liability for the provision of services as chosen by the consumer.
**US Residents Only.
Busch Systems’ recycling & waste solutions can help support your LEED point program.
FIND OUT HOW TODAY!
Environmental responsibility and philanthropy are two things we have always been passionate about – making Project RISE a no-brainer! With every purchase, customers can direct a donation up to $500 to an environmental non-profit. We support five charities focusing in the areas of forestry, climate care, wildlife protection, water conservation, and environmental education.
Our collection analytics software offers a simple way to track waste and recycling data over time. Input the weight or estimated fullness of containers into the Resource Center to generate insightful graphs and details of your waste diversion program. We track our office diversion rate twice weekly to continuously improve our waste reduction efforts!