Reducing waste, increasing our recycling efforts and generating our own power - at Merlin we are focused on reducing our companies impact on our environment. We are proud to call ourselves an Environmentally Conscious Organization which is why we named our green initiative ECO for short.
In the past 5 years, Merlin Industries, Inc. has reduced our landfill impact by over 80%.* By initiating recycling programs through out our offices and our plant, Merlin currently recycles items such as office paper and bottles and cans as well as raw material waste such as vinyl liner scraps, safety cover material scrap, cardboard, pallets and EPS foam scraps from our spa covers. Although all of our products are made with 100% virgin materials for a top quality product, our waste materials are recycled for use in other industries.
Solar Renewable Energy
At Merlin, we are proud to announce the completion of our conversion to renewable power at our Hamilton, NJ Corporate Headquarters. The installation of our Photovoltaic Array was completed in December of 2009 by The Solar Center from Rockaway, NJ.
The system which is designed to handle all of our office and manufacturing plant's electrical needs on a daily basis, consists of over 1400 solar panels! It takes up 75% of our 100,000 square foot building!
Designed to generate 383.4 kilowatts of electricity, the system will help the environment by creating enough renewable energy
to offset 236 metric tons of CO2! This equates to the electricity needed to power 47.6 homes for one year or the amount of carbon sequestered by 8809 tree seedlings grown over 10 years!
We are extremely proud of this investment for our company and our planet's future!