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Our growers depend on a safe environment for their fruit to be as delicious as possible, and we strive to help keep our planet healthy. Union Global Logistics believes in creating programs at our company that give back to the environment by eliminating waste, recycling and increasing energy efficiency.
UGL, has been a leader in recycling initiatives, with 98 percent of our waste being recycled each year. Over 15 years ago, we began using reusable plastic containers to transport our products to minimize plastic and cardboard waste. By eliminating waste at our facility, we are decreasing the amount of food and packaging waste that goes to landfill each year.
By recycling 600 tons of corrugated cardboard packaging once in three years, UGL eliminates the need to manufacture new corrugated cardboard. Recycling this cardboard saves 420,000 gallons of water and 27,600 gallons of oil that it would take to manufacture new corrugated cardboard each year; it also eliminates almost four tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.
Another way we recycle with our food waste. Hand cutting our fruit means the peels, seeds, rinds and fruit that isn't up to par is discarded. While some companies may send this waste to landfill, UGL transform food waste into compost, fertilizer, and to feed livestock & distribute them to various sector & vendor. Food waste at our facility is reused each year instead of sent to a landfill.
With 20,000 square feet of refrigerated space at our facility, we recently upgraded our cooling systems to a more energy-efficient method. By saving energy, we are able to still keep our fruit at the safest temperatures, but emit less harmful greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere.