Kelah Krause, Logistics Manager in Lancaster, TX, initiated a campaign at her distribution center last year to encourage co-workers to collect cardboard boxes, with the end goal of selling the material to a local contractor. Instead of throwing used shipping materials in the garbage, she collects, sorts and sells these materials to help her distribution warehouse center reduce waste and save money. In only four months, Kelah and her 100 co-workers kept about 50,000 pounds of cardboard out of the landfill – reducing their distribution center’s trash pick-ups from three times a week to two times a month, saving about $3,500 a month, and netting over $1,000 in recycling rebates. She has also engaged other regional distribution centers to get involved in reducing waste as well, and has collaborated with a local nonprofit to donate recyclable plastics.
Learn more about AT&T's DOT initiatives at http://www.att.com/csr.