Phillips-Medisize was recognized for their mixed plastic separation system project.

April 25, 2016 (Hudson, WI) – On April 22, Earth Day, Phillips-Medisize accepted the 2016 Sustainable Eau Claire Award in the ‘Waste Reduction, Composting and Recycling’ category.

Phillips-Medisize Eau Claire’s application was for their mixed plastic separation system project. The facility specializes in multi-shot molding, which molds multiple plastics together, so separating scrap for recycling was a challenge. After discussions with the plastic recycling resource, it was realized that certain multi-shot molded materials were compatible and could be recycled together allowing the facility to recycle these materials for profit, rather than paying to dispose of them.

“This award is a reflection of how Phillips-Medisize and our people truly embrace environmental excellence; allowing us to be cost-effective as a company, while contributing positively to the environment. It is a win-win for everyone. We are honored to accept this award as a reflection of the efforts put forth by our people every day,” remarked Matt Jennings, Phillips-Medisize Chairman and CEO.

This is the first-ever Sustainable Eau Claire Award, which is intended to recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are committed to creating a more sustainable Eau Claire. Applicants are allowed to submit their application in 1 of 12 categories, with eligibility and criteria for the award including, positive impact in helping protect or restore the environment in Eau Claire, as well as going above and beyond the minimum required operations or expectations. Winners were selected by the Eau Claire Advisory Commission on Sustainability.

Photo: Kerry Kincaid, City Counsel Chair; Cory White, Phillips-Medisize Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist.