Northern Refrigerated is proud to participate in the Shred-it shredding and recycling program. By participating in this program, Northern Refrigerated saved 170.60 trees from destruction in 2014. Northern Refrigerated is proud to work with Shred-it to securely recycle our paper documents and make a positive impact on the environment. According to industry estimates, every ton of recycled paper:
- Saves 17 new trees from being harvested for pulp and paper production
- Saves up to 4,000 kilowatts of energy
- Saves 7,000 gallons of water
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent
Northern Refrigerated participates in the SmartWay Program which is a public-private initiative between EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies. Its purpose is to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance (reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) of the goods movement supply chains. SmartWay aims to accelerate the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in the freight supply chain, while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and reduce adverse environmental impacts. EPA helps SmartWay Partners move more goods, more miles with lower emissions and less energy.