Orbus Visual Communications diverted 80% of its waste in 2023 – keeping 1.6 million pounds from landfills. The Woodridge, IL-based supplier, which specializes in visual displays for settings like trade shows, events, retail and workplaces, said it has been recycling three-quarters of its waste for more than a decade, diverting more than 10 million pounds in total from landfills.

“It’s truly inspiring to witness Orbus’s evolution toward greater eco-consciousness,” said Natalie Whited, vice president of marketing. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but even more excited to continually implement more green practices in years to come.”

Orbus has built and maintained a recycling program that separates recycled waste into categories, such as cardboard, paper, aluminum, fabric, steel, wood and other materials. The company said it recycled 10% of its fabric and has campaigns in place to further minimize waste and reprints. This year, Orbus said it’s working with a new wood recycler, Jimenez Pallets Inc., which turns wood waste into new pallets, or into mulch if the waste wood isn’t salvageable.

Other eco-friendly initiatives at Orbus include 100% motion-sensor LED lighting at its headquarters, water dispensers throughout the facility, automatic water fixtures, and a product rental program to limit waste. The supplier also works to engineer and design is products with longevity in mind.

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Author: Theresa Hegel, ASI
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