Companies Refusing Non-Sustainable Products and Practices Minimizes Waste in Conroe's Circular Economy
24 Apr 2023
Area Companies, More Is Made Here
Sustainable manufacturing processes are quickly gaining popularity as the main drivers of a circular economy. Companies across the country realize that sustainability’s economic, social and ethical advantages can lead to continued success.
The 7 R’s of the circular economy include Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle and Rot. Embracing the circular economy and incorporating sustainable business practices into their operations can help Conroe companies show that Circularity is Made Here.
Companies can effectively help to minimize waste by refusing to buy, use or create wasteful and non-recyclable products. Choosing products manufactured using sustainability criteria requires social awareness.
Sustainability is bringing an international flavor to Conroe, as Belgium-based oleochemicals specialist Oleon has acquired a blending plant in Conroe, its first in North America. The company expects an initial investment of over $50 million with a planned 2023 startup. Its products focus on environmentally-acceptable lubricants made from recyclable materials, allowing its customers to reduce their environmental footprint.
Galdisa USA, a sheller and processor of peanuts and peanut products located in Conroe Park North, recognizes that being closer to suppliers and customers has cut down on its company’s carbon footprint. With fewer emissions, Galdisa USA is acting on its commitment of sustainability. Additionally, the company is proud that peanuts are a zero-waste product, making it a very sustainable crop.