Water is a valuable resource. It is our responsibility not to waste it. In our processing facility we use hundreds of gallons of water per minute. Allowing it to merely go down the drain is both costly and careless. Pulp Studio cleans and recycles all of its fabrication waste water and reuses it over and over again. The daily process not only makes us more ecological, it improves performance and leads to a higher quality glass.
Factories are big consumers of electricity. We recognize that harnessing the sun is critical to our future in manufacturing. The adoption of solar collectors and on-site battery storage in 2020 is the first step in Pulp Studio’s five-year plan to be completely solar sustained and off the grid.
Paint and Wastewater
The trend of organic and ceramic coated glass is here to stay. Pulp Studio created and adopted a full color water-based paint system over 10 years ago. Our commitment to being “Environmentally Responsible” includes maintaining a non-VOC environment, not only for our products but for our entire facility.
Both ceramic and organic coatings produce waste. How we dispose of the waste – from both unused paint and the cleaning of machinery – is a choice. Our choice is to clean the water. All of our wastewater is processed to remove the solids so that the water can then be used repeatedly for the same purpose. The small number of solids are then disposed of and repurposed.
Processing glass creates a large amount of waste material that is not, or cannot, be used. Instead of allowing this glass waste to end up in the local dump, we deliver it to facilities that grind up the glass waste and repurpose it for other uses, such as water filtration, gravel base, and many other applications.
All paper, metals and polymers capable of being recycled are separated and picked up as recyclable waste on a regular basis.
Doing What’s Right
It is our great hope that recycling and committing to an intelligent use of resources will, before too long, become standard practice throughout the world. For our planet and for future generations.