Superior Essex cable manufacturing plant certified Zero-Waste-to-Landfill

The Superior Essex Hoisington, KS manufacturing facility has kept tens of millions of pounds of waste from reaching landfills.

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Superior Essex recently announced it has achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill certification for its copper data cable manufacturing facility in Hoisington, KS. “This is the first Zero Waste to Landfill certification ever achieved by a communications cable manufacturer, and it is a designation that has been attained by very few manufacturers of any type,” Superior Essex said when announcing the certification. The certification was awarded by GreenCircle Certified LLC, a third-party certifier of environmental claims. The certificate is shown on this page.

“Zero Waste to Landfill certification is a means of recognizing the achievement of a 100-percent landfill waste diversion rate,” Superior Essex added. “Landfill waste diversion, defined as the prevention and reduction of generated waste through source reduction, recycling, reuse, or composting, has been characterized as one of the best ways manufacturing companies can demonstrate genuine environmental responsibility.

"Today’s announcement marks an improvement from the 91-percent landfill waste diversion rate the company achieved in 2014. The Hoisington plant will continue to recycle and reuse materials internally, sending only approximately 2 percent of materials generated to a Waste-to-Energy facility.”

‘I hope our actions inspire the rest of the cabling industry to make sustainability improvements’ –Tim Waldner, president, Superior Essex Communications Division

Tony Szot is plant manager for the Hoisington facility. He stated, “This achievement is the result of many years spent devising ways to continuously reduce waste, and a testament to the dedication and hard work our Hoisington plant employees exhibited in reducing our environmental footprint. Through these continued efforts we have kept tens of millions of pounds of waste from reaching landfills.”

Tim Waldner, president of Superior Essex – Communications Division, added, “Zero waste certification of our Kansas data cable production facility is just the latest among several environmental firsts for Superior Essex. It is our goal to be the industry leader in environmental sustainability, which gives us a responsibility to achieve performance levels that are not merely incremental, but are groundbreaking. I hope that our actions inspire the rest of the cabling industry to make sustainability improvements which are significant in terms of both scope and materiality.”

You can visit Superior Essex’s environmental page here.

You can visit GreenCircle Certified LLC here.

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