Earth Day 2015 Around Mueller Water Products

Across Mueller Water Products, our core value of Foster a Safe and Environmentally Responsible Culture took on a literal meaning in recognition of the 45th Annual Earth Day. Here are two examples of Earth Day activities around Mueller Water Products.

Anvil International Columbia Plant

Anvil Earth Day LogoColumbia's second annual Earth Day event featured more than 40 associates cleaning up trash, spreading mulch, and planting flowers and bushes around the facility. Demonstrating the value of recycling, the 30 cubic yards of mulch used was made from scrap skids reclaimed from the Columbia Plant.

The sustainability team at Columbia is also reducing solid waste sent to the landfill. A new recycling program introduced on Earth Day will turn cigarette butts, earplugs and damaged safety glasses into usable products such as plastic bins, reusable skids, or fencing materials.

"It is even more rewarding knowing that this waste was headed to the landfill, but is now helping our plantings require less water."

EHS manager Greg Wise commented, "It creates a good feeling when someone comes to the plant and mentions hwo nice it looks with the new flowers and freshly mulched beds. It is even more rewarding knowing that this waste was headed to the landfill, but is now helping our plantings require less water."

Environmental engineer Mark Camlin added, "We take our scrap pallets to a local mulch manufacturer and by doing this we help a local company and also reduce our waste disposal costs."

Mueller Co. Albertville Plant

Albertville also hosted a clean-up event. Members of the Sustainability team, EHS Committee, staff and volunteers from the second shift planted native, drought-resistant plants near the entrance, removed debris from stormwater outfalls and picked up trash.

Anvil’s Columbia employees planted 492 flowers, removed lawn waste, stained fences & picnic tables and spread 30 yards of mulch made from recycled skids!

Alberville also initiated a new recycling program for collecting used safety and personnel protective equipment including earplugs, beard nets, hair nets, gloves and safety glasses.

Earth Day at Albertville

 Earth Day 2 Albertville