Essen Instruments, Inc.
Sustainable Business Practices
Essen Instruments Inc. is a science research manufacturer that is actively reducing waste in Washtenaw County. In order to do this, Essen Instruments Inc. uses email communication, as well as, reuses folders, boxes, packing material, mugs, utensils, and paper, all of which they have found to decrease the amount of garbage produced. This company is also active in the recycling process. White paper, cans, packaging materials, mixed paper, wood debris, cardboard, and plastic are all recycled. They also use file folders and hand towels made of recycled materials in their facility. With regards to energy conservation, routine maintenance is performed on office equipment, fluorescent light bulbs are used, and temperature control methods are set in place for times when the building is unoccupied. New employees are introduced to their waste reduction practices.