In August 2017, Stirling Ultracold’s Athens, Ohio manufacturing facility received Zero Waste-Certification from Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), an independent certifying body that recognizes excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.
How we became certified
GBCI visited our facility to conduct a full on-site review of our process, policies, practices and a year’s worth of diversion data. Through their assessment, they determined that our practices adhered to the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s and Zero Waste International Alliance’s standards for a zero waste facility.
Our Zero Waste Process
Stirling Ultracold established a local partnership with Rural Action, a community based sustainable development organization located in Southeast Ohio. After consultation and training, we established the recommended practices across the entire organization. From office paper to discarded plastic films, our team is committed to wasting nothing.
Why we became Zero Waste
At Stirling, being a certified Zero Waste facility is not a mere symbol or marketing pitch. It is a core value! We strive to bring sustainability and energy-efficiency to the research community because it was the right thing to do for the environment, and we believe becoming a Zero Waste facility is an extension of the products we provide. Every ultra-low freezer we manufacture supports climate action goals by using 100% natural refrigerants, having the lowest energy-consumption and smallest carbon footprint.