Recycling has always been a matter of helping the environment and the process of recycling has been around for thousands of years. In ancient times it was a common occurrence to melt down swords, pots and other metal items that had served their purpose. After the melting process, new items such as coins, statues and other household items were made.
Products were not nearly as abundant in ancient times as they are now, so resources were hardly ever wasted. Folks from those times would likely cringe if they saw the amount of recycled materials the general public wastes today.
Recognizing a need to improve upon the existing recycling program at MKC, members of the MKC Way Committee, a leadership program at MKC, have taken the initiative to do just that. Tires, scrap iron, paper, cans and bottles are just some of the processes that will be improved upon or put into place.
“We recognized that we didn’t have a coordinated effort when it came to recycling,” stated Tara Struber, a member of the committee. “Some of our locations have processes in place and we wanted to take their programs and implement them throughout the entire company. Our goal is to make recycling a habit and join other leaders in our communities who recycle.”