MOORESVILLE, Ind., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nice-Pak Products, Inc., the global leader in the manufacture of wet wipe products, has announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Indiana manufacturing plant into a "Zero Landfill" facility. The plant now converts excess waste into energy that produces steam heat for the City of Indianapolis. Prior to this transformation, the plant had been sending 4,200 tons of waste per year to landfills.
Nice-Pak Products has partnered with a cutting edge waste-to-energy facility that supplies steam to Indianapolis. The facility can process more than 2,000 tons-per-day of solid waste, to produce no less than 4,500 pounds of steam per ton of waste. The steam is used to power the Indianapolis Downtown heating loop, which includes businesses, Indiana University, and Purdue University's Indianapolis campus. Additionally, to protect the environment, the waste-to-energy facility uses state-of-the-art air pollution control equipment and continuously monitors emissions.
Nice-Pak Products is a founding member of the Sustainability Consortium and committed to using materials in the most efficient manner possible. This includes reducing waste, and recycling or redirecting solid and liquid process waste into energy generation Converting to "Zero Landfill" plants is a key focus. Nice-Pak has published its sustainability goals, including a 50 percent reduction in total solid waste to landfills in three years. It has already exceeded this goal. For more information, visit http://sustainability.nicepakwipes.com/.
Mooresville is the second Nice-Pak manufacturing facility this year to convert its non-recyclable waste stream into energy generation. In July Nice-Pak Products announced that its Green Bay, Wisconsin plant had begun converting waste into biomass pellets that are used as fuel for electricity. Likewise, a third Nice-Pak U.S. manufacturing plant in Orangeburg, N.Y. is close to becoming landfill-free.
"Our products touch consumers more than 100 billion times a year. We have an opportunity to make a significant difference through environmentally responsible actions, including helping educate families and communities about the important role they have in protecting our environment," said Robert Julius, Chairman and CEO.
The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse global participants who work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability through all stages of a product's life cycle. For more information, visit http://www.sustainabilityconsortium.org/.
Nice-Pak, founded in 1955 and headquartered in Orangeburg, N.Y., is the largest global producer of pre-moistened wipes, including brands such as the original Wet-Nap® Moist Towelettes, Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes, and Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes. The company pioneered the development of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum dispensing system for cleaning, sanitization and disinfecting in healthcare, household, cosmetic and personal hygiene applications. Nice-Pak leverages state-of-the-art product development and manufacturing capabilities to supply superior, leading-edge products to every class of trade. For more information, visit www.nicepak.com.
SOURCE Nice-Pak Products, Inc.