The company takes its stewardship
even further by producing coreless rolls
that cut down on cardboard waste and
packaging everything in recycled cardboard.
E-waste to LED Task Lighting
LittleFootprint™ Lighting, Santa Cruz,
Calif., a manufacturer of task lighting,
produces the HeronLED personal task
light from recycled e-waste, closing the
loop on plastics from e-waste.
“LittleFootprint Lighting was founded
on a belief that we can make LED lighting more sustainable by using recycled
plastic and steel to produce our made-in-USA desk lamps,” said Nancy Wahl-Scheurich, CEO.
The recycled plastic is sourced from
MBA Polymers, which produces sustain-ably mined plastics, including plastics-rich electronic shredder residue to
injection mold the lamp components,
becoming the UL-HB recognized postconsumer EvoSource™ ABS resin.
Chopped up metal e-waste supplied
by metal recyclers forms the lamp’s
LittleFootprint has been awarded official e-Stewards® Enterprise designa-
tion as a result of its design and commitment to waste reduction.
The company’s green effort complements its green, energy-efficient LED
lighting, which uses a fraction of the
electricity some other lighting uses,
and is mercury-free. Taking green even
further, LittleFootprint designs its lighting for easy end-of-life disassembly and
Wine Bottles to …
Of the 300 million cases of wine sold
each year in the U.S., 70 percent of the
bottles end up in landfills, not recycling
centers, and none have been reused—