I started making some plastic products I designed on a computer. I bought a small injection mold to make a dozen products at a time. The mold was used thousands of times to make my first product I sold online. Then, I had another mold made for a different plastic product. From the beginning I reused or recycled raw materials. When I actually leased a manufacturing facility, I contacted a waste management services firm to make sure that we reused, repurposed or recycled as much raw materials that we could. I was not sure if we would ever reach a point where we had zero waste or emissions, but that never stops me from trying.
My company is profitable, and it is probably the most kind manufacturing company the planet supports. We do not pump wastewater into the sewer system other than what is used in our office restrooms and kitchens. We process our own water and store it for reuse in manufacturing. (more…)