France manufacturer Haulotte Group’s U.S. subsidiary, which acquired BilJax last summer, has released its second Go Green Committee progress report of 2009 and is pleased to announce a continued reduction in the amount waste generated by the company’s Archbold, Ohio manufacturing facility and offices.

As of July 1, Haulotte Group/BilJax has saved more than 39,000 pounds of materials from going into landfills by recycling them instead. That is a staggering 19.5 tons of materials that were sent to a recycling center in place of a landfill. To help put this in perspective Cari Weidner, environmental consultant to Haulotte Group | BilJax, broke the numbers down more specifically.

· 5,318 pounds of paper and 23,058 pounds of cardboard require about 241 trees to produce

· 340 pounds of aluminum is approximately 11,630 empty 12 ounce soda cans

· Recycling 4,738 pounds of glass saves approximately 39 barrels of oil. This is also equal in weight to 77,355 empty 20 ounce soda bottles

· Cumulatively, these items would have required 163 cubic yards of landfill space

Not only has the Go Green Committee helped Haulotte Group/BilJax with decrease waste generation, they have also initiated a way to give back to the community. The company is participating in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Employee volunteers from throughout the Archbold, Ohio, facility help to clean up trash along its designated two-mile stretch of highway in Northwest Ohio.