Sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the heart of our production process. Through efficient management of raw materials and resources, Parkdale's Green initiatives are best in class.
By reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, and re-purposing production bi-products using innovative methods, Parkdale confidently contributes to the preservation of the earth's resources.
Parkdale is committed to efficient and effective use of resources. It is our goal to put zero waste in landfills. We continually invest in the latest technology to reduce and monitor energy consumption, while maintaining the highest quality standards and increased production. We focus on waste reduction throughout the company in both production and support areas.
Using reusable packaging materials ensures a sustainable and environmentally responsible method of delivering our goods to the customer. In addition, during our production process, short fiber bi-product is collected and used as raw material for other spun yarns, or consumer goods such as cotton balls and cotton cosmetic pads. Our culture encourages innovation and the development of non-conventional methods to re-use waste generated from our production process.
Parkdale recycles everything from fiber packaging to our product packaging, which includes metal bands, plastic bands and wrappers, cardboard boxes and packing materials, and paper products. Our customers recycle paper cones and cardboard packing materials once they consume our yarn. It is standard practice to recycle office paper, and breakroom cans and bottles in all our facilities.
Bi-products generated during our yarn production process are collected and baled to be re-purposed in a number of unique ways. High grade cotton fiber is bleached and used for cotton consumer and cosmetic goods. Cotton dust is compressed and used as bedding for farm animals, and fuel for beekeeper smokers. These are just some of the end uses for an array of bi-products we generate. Our goal is to re-purpose all materials and take zero product to the landfill.