Every Day Eco Practices

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), we wanted to share some of the ways in which we create a cleaner, more sustainable way of conducting business.

We recycle most of the waste (or scrap) we create, including:

• Corrugated cardboard
• Plexiglas
• Aluminum from metal mouldings (e.g., cuts, dust)
• Office paper, magazines and newspapers
• Plastic bottles
• Plastic banding
• Fluorescent tubes
• Used batteries
• Ink and toner cartridges
• Unusable wood pallets (which are made into mulch)

We also love giving back to our community. We donate leftover frames and mat board to local schools and art programs. Other materials are sometimes donated to places like Scrap4Art, where they encourage children to embrace their creativity and create artwork.

One of our favorite causes to date is UPS’ Carbon Neutral Fund, where we donate 5 cents per order to offset the carbon emissions created by the transportation of packages across the country. You can read more about our participation in this blog post.

This year, we participated in the cleaning of Epstein Park, freeing it of litter and other garbage that has made its way into the park. What are you doing to lessen your impact on the environment?

AubreyK | 4/24/2015 2:27:31 PM | 4 comments
American Frame
Ron, That's funny!
5/4/2015 11:49:30 AM

If I’m not in a room – the light is off. I drive my wife crazy following her around the house turning lights off.
5/1/2015 12:41:30 PM

American Frame
Great idea!
4/27/2015 9:53:23 AM

I'd like to see air dryers in the bathrooms instead of paper towels. We could reduce the paper trash more that way.
4/24/2015 3:11:15 PM

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Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office, but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
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