CASE STUDY − WASTE REDUCTION
A major automotive brake parts manufacturer needed to implement a plan that would help them reduce waste-related costs. The plant processed over one million gallons of fluid per year, and knew that they had to do something. Areas that needed to be examined included:
- Recycling chemistry of the coolants & lubricants
- Chemical segregation of the fluids used in the plant
- Chemical and bacterial control
- The current recycling system
Quaker′s management team implemented a waste reduction program that has saved the customer an estimated $1,500,000 since its inception. The average annual volume of waste reduced is almost 900,000 gallons or 7.5 million pounds.