When we started making furnishings some 14 odd years ago it wasn’t all about sustainability or "going green". The novel material, pure recycled plastic, was what got us into business. It's revolutionary stuff - really: maintenance-free, never needs painting, impervious to insects and the elements all while being environmentally friendly - it was a no brainer. It’s funny how the journey changes as you go along the way. Now, we can hardly go a breath without thinking of our actions in terms of sustainability. That's one reason why we specialize in building custom waste & recycling bins made from HDPE all while using renewable energy. Our products aren't just a means to an end – they're a means to a better ending: a world with less waste and ultimately, none at all.
We're well beyond the days of believing that simply using a "green" material automatically makes a company "green". It's more about what you do with that material, what you make with it and how you make it. That's one reason why we specialize in custom waste & recycling bins and build them using renewable energy. Our products aren't just a means to an end they're a means to a better ending: a world with less waste and ultimately, none at all. That's why 100 million milk jugs reclaimed is our goal – to rally people behind that purpose of turning discarded materials into products that create value and further recycling efforts as a whole.
100 Million milk jugs - it's the lofty goal, one we can only reach by recruiting others in the effort. The average recycle station from Max·R reclaims over 1000 milk jugs and every one gets us closer toward that goal. Our only question is: how much will you save?
Our products are manufactured using 100% renewable energy as an EPA Green Power Partner. This renewable energy purchase avoids the carbon emission equivalent of taking 100 cars off the road – a year!.
The LEED® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.
Max·R Lumber™ products are made of 97% pure post-consumer HDPE which may contribute to your LEED® goals under MR 4.1 and MR 4.2.
'LEED®' and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.
Energy Efficient T8 High Bay Lights power our shop, saving over 100,000
kilo-watt hours of energy annually – a decrease of nearly 75 tons of CO2 emissions a year.
Sole-Sourcing in-bound freight helps us reduce our carbon footprint for raw materials.
Buying Locally, we source over 50% of our raw materials within 200 miles of our facility.
Variable Frequency Drives in our manufacturing facility reduce the amount of energy we consume for our compressed air needs.
Water conservation efforts at our plant are pursued through faucet aerators and low-flow toilets.
To promote sustainable forest management, SFI Certified paper is used in our office for order processing and administrative purposes.
In 2010, we became an EPA Green Power Partner through our renewable energy purchases. We're proud to support renewable energy producers and the green economy of tomorrow.
We promote recycling and waste reduction in colleges, universities and communities as a Waste Wise endorser. Click the Waste Wise logo for a wealth of resources including tracking and reporting systems, fact sheets, success stories and much more.
We’ve been a proud AASHE member since 2010, actively engaging in the sustainability community and providing aesthetic recycling solutions to colleges & universities.