Lancaster, Pa.—Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed materials in performance products, has obtained environmental claim validations from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for two of its manufacturing facilities.
Ecore recently partnered with UL to conduct a 2020 Zero Waste to Landfill audit for its Pennsylvania-based facilities in Lancaster and York. As a result, UL has officially validated the following claims for these Ecore manufacturing sites:
- The Lancaster facility achieved a 99% landfill rate, with 22% waste diversion with energy recovery.
- The York facility achieved a 100% landfill rate, with 22% waste diversion with energy recovery.
“This is a huge milestone in our company’s drive towards a more circular economy and a world without rubber waste,” said Art Dodge III, CEO and president of Ecore. “We like to say that Ecore was born ‘green’ and, as the industry leader in recycled product technology, these validations reinforce our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment.”
As the global leader in safety science, UL said it helps companies demonstrate safety, improve sustainability, deliver quality and achieve regulatory compliance, while improving consumer confidence and peace of mind. According to the company, the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark communicates to purchasers that products have been assessed by an objective third party and have been independently proven to be manufactured and/or perform in accordance with the manufacturer’s environmental claims.
UL said it uses scientific analysis to determine the accuracy of sustainability claims and that products bearing the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark must undergo routine audits and testing to maintain their validation status.
“Our products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities with a focus on continuous improvement in efficiency, sustainability and responsible resource management,” said Dodge. “In addition, Ecore’s production process has virtually no waste – waste material from production is collected and returned to our system, as rubber can be continuously recycled and does not degrade through the recycling process like other materials such as paper or plastic.”