Alternative energy and fuel efficiency consume most of the green headline space but going green is about more than that it’s about the less glamorous business of sustainability. Sustainable practices in manufacturing school buses for sale are the real secret force to going green.
Greening up in the school bus for sale business is about finding ways to not only save energy but to reduce waste and is often unknown by the public until a spotlight in the form of an award or public acknowledgement is made of the efforts. When it comes to manufacturing a school bus for sale not all green initiatives involve exhaust emissions.
Just like a conscientious individual manufacturers can also make a difference by reducing and reusing rather than dumping and wasting. A great example is Collins Bus Company which at one time only recycled scrap metal. Through green practices Collins has reduced its contribution to landfills by 90% and include recycling cardboard which generates enough revenue to more than offset the cost of having scrap wood recycled and reused.
Companies like Collins Bus have begun participating in mentoring programs whereby they bring in other companies and provide first hand tutorials on recycling, water conservation and waste reduction. By showing how they reduce and reuse in the process of making a school bus for sale they are able to show others how to incorporate these best practices into their own operations.
Other school bus for sale manufacturers are also incorporating in the three Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle into their production. Thomas Built Bus, Blue Bird, IC Bus and others have all found that waste reduction efforts pay off in more ways than they imagined.
Thomas Built Bus Company became the first school bus for sale builder to achieve Zero-Waste to Landfill status. That means that everything they brought or produced was used, reused, recycled or sold. That’s quite a task and it earned them the 2011 Environmental Steward Award from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.
Thomas Built Bus found that going green was good for more than the environment it was good for the bottom line as well. By doubling the amount of wood recycled and almost tripling the amount of paper and cardboard recycled helped the environment reducing its water usage by 42% and cutting its electric use by 6,891 kilowatts added to the company’s profit margin.
The addition of 4,000 watt laser cutters enabled them to eliminate 5 other machines and reduce the cost to fabricate parts by 25%. The lasers provide greater precision and lower costs partly by reducing waste which saves on material and recycling expenses.
The manufacture of school buses for sale is a highly competitive business and building a better product for less money benefits everyone concerned. It is a win, win situation where the environment benefits from reduced waste and pollution, children and schools benefit from safer school buses for sale and the companies themselves enjoy a healthier bottom line.
Sustainable school bus for sale manufacturing is one more way that industry is evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve and improve their business at the same time. For more information about how to buy a Prevost bus for sale visit bargainbusnews.com or call 877-277-7253.