EcoAdvantage Update

Now that we explained EcoAdvantage, our company-wide sustainability program, we thought we’d give you an update on how we’re doing. So here, straight from the EcoAdvantage program manager, Jeff, are the latest statistics.

Throughout this year, we were able to reduce our waste per unit from 161 lbs. to 140 lbs. As a direct result of this reduction in waste, Jayco has been able to save nearly $70,000 in hauling and landfill fees. This reduction in waste also saved enough landfill space to accommodate a year’s worth of trash for 31,330 Americans.

We’re on our way to being landfill free by 2015 as we’re about 50% toward that goal. Three of our production facilities combined only produced 1 compactor load of trash to the landfill. Previously, they would send around five loads to the landfill every month.

We have also seen a reduction of electrical energy use by over 42%. This huge drop in electricity use is a direct result of our new lighting project that has taken place in our production facilities by replacing almost all of our old metal halide bulbs with new T8 fluorescent bulbs. T8 bulbs use less energy, are environmentally friendly and still provide brighter light. An interesting way to look at it is that we’ve conserved enough electricity to power 980 homes for a year!

A few other fun statistics are that we have saved 41,217 trees and we have recycled enough water to fill 664 swimming pools. We’ve also conserved enough gas to make 21.4 trips around the earth in a car!

These statistics are just the beginning. We will continue this progress until all of our seven goals are met. Jayco is fully committed to protecting the environment so that generations to come can enjoy the Great Outdoors. For more information on EcoAdvantage, click here.

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