Data Optics, Inc.
Sustainable Business Practices
Data Optics is a manufacturer of precision optical research equipment. Waste reduction plays a big role in the companys waste management program. Reusable cloth hand towels are used instead of disposable ones. Most paper office supplies are reused and computer equipment is donated to non-profit or educational organizations. None of their documents are printed in volume only as needed in order to eliminate the waste created from outdated documents. They buy recycled content materials whenever they can, which includes copier paper, envelopes, toilet paper and packing peanuts. Their 50 page product catalog was converted to CD-ROM in order to reduce the paper consumed through the printing of this catalog. The use of solvents and hazardous chemicals has also been reduced. Aside from their waste reduction and recycling practices, Data Optics has renovated their buildings to improve energy efficiency, thereby increasing their environmental stewardship. Their buildings also reduce temperatures at night to conserve energy.