TeL Systems and Thalner Electronic
7235 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Sustainable Business Practices
TeL Systems/Thalner Electronic Laboratories is a provider of visual and audio communications systems. The company has been recycling their paper, cardboard, and wood products for over 12 years. More recently, they have added computers into their recycling program. The laboratory realizes that waste reduction and reuse are even better waste management options then recycling, so they use e-mail for many of their correspondences and reuse a variety of other materials. They also help to close the recycling loop by purchasing such items as paper, calculator tape, and business cards made from recycled content materials. All new employees are introduced to their waste reduction and recycling program, and to ensure the continual success of the program, periodical recycling updates are sent to employees. In addition, TeL Systems purchases ENERGY STAR-rated office equipment.