Elkridge-based electronics recycling company wins green award

June 17, 2011

Elkridge-based electronics recycling company E-Structors was honored with a Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Tuesday, June 7.

The award is given to organizations that "have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, measurable results and continuous improvement," according to a news release from the Maryland Department of the Environment.

E-Structors was able to ensure that 100 percent of the materials it recycles stay out of landfills by increasing the company's operational efficiency and taking advantage of new opportunities to recycle material such as shrink wrap and broken wooden pallets. It has also been able to reduce its waste output from a dumpster that was emptied daily to a single compactor that is emptied twice monthly and sent to a waste-to-energy conversion facility.

The Green Registry is a free, voluntary program, created by Gov. Martin O'Malley, that promotes sustainable practices by companies and organizations throughout the state.

CSX, the National Aquarium, St. Mary's County Public Schools and the University of Maryland also won Green Registry Leadership Awards.

—Amanda Yeager

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