All in on recycling
North York, Ont.-based Gorrie has been a leader in recycled products for the forecourt for over 40 years. On its recycling and commercial products side (Gorrie RCP), the company manufactures products made from low-density polyethylene plastic and recycled plastic.
Steffen Schenk, co-CEO of Gorrie says that its own range of products, including merchandising displays, signage, waste bins, fixtures and more can be recycled. As well, its recently launched multi-stream products feature waste bins that help operators categorize waste into one, two, three or four streams depending on the waste and recycling policies in their municipality.
Rather than just a basic garbage bin, the products illustrate to forecourt and convenience customers that operators are committed to environmental initiatives that reduce the amount of waste in landfills.
Schenk says it’s important for operators to demonstrate to their customers that they want to make a difference. The first step, according to him, is by demonstrating that they adhere to the principles of “reduce, reuse and recycle”: “There should be signage right at the pump that explains what the corporate office is doing to promote a lower carbon footprint and how it is achieving the green initiative,” says Schenk, adding sustainability and care go far beyond the pumps, and operators should assess their entire site to put their beliefs into action.
“From washrooms to the amenity units at the pump island, ‘clean’ means that management is conscious to provide a safe and clean environment,” adds Schenk