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and start ask­ing those tough ques­tions: how can we do things dif­fer­ently to be­come more in­no­va­tive; how can we pro­mote a greener en­vi­ron­ment for our em­ploy­ees and our com­mu­nity; and how can we of­fer a prod­uct that sup­ports a global ini­tia­tive of sus­tain­abil­ity, prof­itabil­ity and min­i­mal waste.”

FPC re­cently an­nounced their Zero Waste Ini­tia­tive with a longterm goal of con­tribut­ing to zero land­fill waste by us­ing the four ‘ R’ ap­proach to recycling - re­duc­ing, reusing, re­cov­er­ing and recycling.

“Ef­forts to­wards Zero Waste pro­vide a strong busi­ness case for sus­tain­abil­ity,” said FPC Pres­i­dent Erik Arnold. “FPC has GreenGuard Gold prod­uct cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, re­cy­cles tons of post con­sumer tires into our prod­ucts daily and now en­cour­ages our as­so­ciates to bring re­cy­clables from home.

“While we will ed­u­cate our team about the im­por­tance of recycling, we also want to make it fun by hav­ing in­cen­tives such as recycling com­pe­ti­tions be­tween plants and monthly gift card draw­ings,” said Arnold.

The most im­por­tant part for Arnold is lead­ing by ex­am­ple. “We want to walk the walk be­cause the global chal­lenge of a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion that re­lies upon lim­ited re­sources is very real.”

“My com­pli­ments to Foam Prod­ucts for set­ting a higher stan­dard for oth­ers to fol­low,” said Peter­son. “Recycling makes Cal­houn stronger.”

Foam Prod­ucts Cor­po­ra­tion is one of the world’s largest pro­duc­ers of acous­ti­cal un­der­lay­ments for vinyl plank and wood/ lam­i­nate floor­ing. FPC serves in­dus­tries as di­verse as footwear, ap­parel, eye­glasses, au­to­mo­tive, print­ing, floor cov­er­ing and in­dus­trial equip­ment. The foams are used around the world in hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions by many of the lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers. They add com­fort, per­for­mance and lux­ury to many prod­ucts, from shoes to floor­ing.

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