- An internal recycling program was launched in 2012 for plastic bottles, aluminum cans and paper products.
- Styrofoam products removed from cafeteria and replaced with recycled paper products.
- All electronic components sent to certified recycling centers.
- Paperless document system for billing and route sheets.
- Recover and recycle scrap metal, filings and metal waste.
The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC (commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. LaserMan Fabrication is able to certify to RoHS specifications when requested.
We have offset our electricity use by purchasing “renewable-energy certificates” (RECs) also known as “green tags” or “tradable renewable certificates”, to cover over 20% of our total energy consumption. RECs represent the environmental attributes associated with renewable electricity such as wind and solar. This investment has helped to support the building of new renewable energy infrastructure within both the U.S. and Canada helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy generation.
2013 and Beyond
As part of our commitment to the environment, we are purchasing a new environmentally friendly building. The building encompasses natural sunlight illumination, geothermal environmental systems and reflective roofing material. As part of our commitment, we plan to upgrade the lighting to low power LED lighting systems, increase insulation and add air filtering plants to increase indoor air quality. We have actively started the process to add solar panels to the property adding to our commitment to renewable energy. Finally, with a natural stream running through the property, we plan to clean and protect the area near the stream to not only help protect it but also offer a natural outdoor area for our employees.